Extra Enforcement Begins This Week
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. -- The week of Independence Day is notorious for drunk driving, so Minnesota State Patrol have asked people to make responsible decisions.
The state averages 471 D.W.I arrests on the Fourth of July alone, breaking down to nearly four arrests per hour.
Sgt. Troy Christianson said the Fourth of July is one of their busiest work days, and it can be frustrating when people do not utilize transportation services, when they are intoxicated.
" It's important that people just plan ahead and arrange designated drivers or take advantage of ride–shares, or Ubers, or taxi cabs, or any other types of services that are provided," said Christianson.
The sergeant said from July 6– 22 there will also be enhanced enforcement for speeding and aggressive driving.
There will also be extra patrols with over 500 law enforcement agencies participating.
-- KEYC News 12