At Least 300 Arrested for DWI over New Year's Eve

By KBJR News 1

At Least 300 Arrested for DWI over New Year's Eve

January 2, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2013 at 4:53 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- At least 300 people were arrested for DWI in Minnesota on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, according to preliminary DWI arrest information from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

There was one fatality during the late afternoon on December 31, north of Deer River, Minnesota, and it is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

In the previous four years, there were zero drunk driving deaths on New Year's Eve-New Year's Day.

The arrest numbers reflect statewide DWIs from the State Patrol, county sheriff's offices and municipal law enforcement agencies.

The state averaged 295 DWIs during the previous five years for the holiday.

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