Risks of driving drunk just too high, sheriff's office says
Local law enforcement agencies will increase DWI patrols as part of a statewide DWI enforcement effort during December's deadly and dangerous holiday celebration period. During Minnesota Decembers from 2007-09, there were 112 traffic deaths and 34 were alcohol-related.
In Wadena County during 2007-09, 300 motorists were arrested for DWI. One in seven Minnesota drivers has a DWI on record. The local economic impact of alcohol-related fatalities and injuries was $1.3 million.
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