DPS: More than 1,300 Arrested During DWI Enforcement Campaign

DPS: More than 1,300 Arrested During DWI Enforcement Campaign Photo: KSTP

September 12, 2018 11:21 AM

During an extra enforcement DWI campaign, law enforcement officers made more than 1,300 DWI arrests in Minnesota, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. 

The extra enforcement campaign took place between Aug. 17 and Sept. 2. A total of 1,369 drivers were arrested with DWI, compared to the 1,370 arrested during 2016's campaign. 

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DPS said one woman in Alexandria was arrested after driving drunk to the dentist's office with her 3-year-old child. The release said she had a blood alcohol concentration of .23.

Two roommates in Mankato were also arrested for DWI after authorities found them racing each other at 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.


Arrests by the Numbers

Reported BACs of .30 or higher: 

  • Anoka County Sheriff's Office: .38
  • Starbuck Police Department: .34
  • Beltrami County Sheriff's Office: .33
  • Burnsville Police Department: .32
  • Coon Rapids Police Department: .31
  • Minnesota State Patrol - Rochester: .31
  • Minnesota State Patrol - Marshall: .31
  • Brooklyn Center Police Department: .30
  • Osakis Police Department: .30
  • St. Paul Police Department: .30
  • St. Francis Police Department: .30

Agencies with the most arrests in the metro: 

  • Minnesota State Patrol East Metro: 69
  • Minnesota State Patrol West Metro: 64
  • St. Paul Police Department: 49
  • Fridley Police Department: 30
  • Ramsey County Sheriff's Office: 26

Agencies with the most arrests in outstate Minnesota:

  • Minnesota State Patrol - Rochester: 29
  • Minnesota State Patrol Duluth - 27
  • Duluth Police Department - 23
  • Minnesota State Patrol Brainerd - 21 
  • Minnesota State Patrol Mankato - 20

Numbers provided by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

 

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Ben Rodgers

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