Increased DWI Enforcement in Targeted MN Counties; Including St. Louis County

By KBJR News 1

Increased DWI Enforcement in Targeted MN Counties; Including St. Louis County

November 19, 2012 Updated Nov 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.COM) -- St. Louis County is among the top 13 dangerous drunk driving counties in Minnesota and it will see extra DWI patrols on the night before Thanksgiving.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the 13 counties accounting for nearly half of the state's drunk driving deaths and more than half of the state's alcohol-related serious injuries during 2009-2011; 1.Hennepin 2.Ramsey 3.St. Louis 4.Anoka 5.Dakota 6.Olmsted 7.Washington 8.Stearns 9.Wright 10.Sherburne 11.Becker 12.Meeker 13.Otter Tail.

These counties will be the focus for increased DWI enforcement and will continue through September 2013 as part of a 12 month federally funded enforcement program.

The 13 counties are determined by their total number of drunk driving deaths and alcohol-related serious injuries during a three year period.

Thanksgiving is generally among the busiest and deadliest holiday travel periods of the year. Officials are reminding motorists to buckle up, drive safe speeds and pay attention.

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