Advertisement

2,407 Arrested During Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign

Photo: KSTP/File

January 11, 2017 04:44 PM

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday that more than 2,400 drivers were arrested for DWI during a holiday enforcement campaign Nov. 23 to Dec. 30.

The 2,407 DWI arrests is a slight drop from the 2,502 made during the 2015 holiday campaign. There were also 1,647 seat belt citations compared to 2,095 last year. 

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Eleven law enforcement agencies reported drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .30 or higher, which is more than three times the legal limit of .08.

Some of the unusual DWI arrests include a driver and passenger switching spots in St. Paul, and a drunken driver crashing through the garage of a home in Spring Lake Park. 

Credits

Brent Palm

Copyright 2017 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

City Council Considers BYOB to a Minneapolis Park

New reward to find hit and run driver who killed Barbara Mahigel

Family of Hit-and-Run Victim Hopeful New Reward Will Lead to Arrest

Minnesota Plans to Update Emergency Alert System

Orlando Ramos

Candidate for Saint Paul Schools Superintendent Drops Out

Gov. Dayton Proposes $175 Million for Pre-K in Minnesota

Sour Grapes? Minnesota Wineries Sue State, Hoping to Overturn Law

Advertisement