St. Paul (Northland's NewsCenter) -- During Halloween party weekends, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says there have been seven deaths and 24 serious, life-altering injuries due to drinking and driving.
State troopers, county deputies and officers are increasing their DWI enforcement presence this weekend.
During Halloween party weekends, 2007 - 2011, 2342 motorists were arrested for DWI.
"One costume you don't want to be wearing for Halloween is a county jail suit," says Jean Ryan, DPS Office of Traffic Safety impaired driving program coordinator. "Before you plan what you're wearing, plan a sober way home to avoid the dangers and consequences of a DWI."
This weekend also wraps up a statewide, increased Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign.
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