State Patrol: Nearly 150 crashes, 84 DWIs overnight New Year’s Eve
There were nearly 150 crashes across Minnesota spanning from the afternoon on New Year’s Eve to early on New Year’s Day, according to the State Patrol.
From noon Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, troopers responded to 145 crashes statewide, including 25 with non-life-threatening injuries. Another 88 vehicles ran off of the roadway requiring towing or first responder help.
There were no fatal crashes, the State Patrol said.
Between midnight and 6 a.m. Friday to Saturday, there were 84 DWIs, leading to 110 DWI arrests, according to Sgt. Troy Christianson.
Rooms are ready for those who drink and drive tonight.— MN State Patrol (@MnDPS_MSP) December 31, 2021
Line up a sober ride. Officers, troopers and deputies across Minnesota will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.
Have a safe New Year’s Eve. #NYE2021 pic.twitter.com/VOo4VqA1Dg
Additional DWI data is expected from the State Patrol on Monday.