Mankato police were busy last night, but for the most part, Trick–or–treaters were not to blame.
Officers say that it was like a typical weekend night and nothing really unexpected happened. But, thanks to a grant from the Toward Zero Deaths Program, they were able to use additional resources to get impaired drivers off the road. Adam Gray, says, "We had two extra cars out last night that were working under that overtime grant to do D–W–I enforcement . And that stems out of Blue Earth County being back into the Top 20 Deadliest counties in the state for alcohol related fatalities and injuries."
According to the Minnesota Department Of Public Safety, In 2012, alone, 104 people died and more than 2,600 suffered injuries in drunk driving crashes statewide. Also last year, over 28,000 D–W–I arrests were made and the average alcohol–concentration was 0.154.