Safe & Sober Crackdown 19 Aug 11

Law enforcement agencies across the state, and the nation, will be cracking down on drunk and impaired drivers during a stepped up enforcement effort that begins today (FRI). The latest Safe and Sober crackdown runs through September 5th. On average in Minnesota, 30-thousand drivers are arrested for DWI each year. During the last three years there were an average of 145 alcohol related deaths, and 300 alcohol related serious injuries. A DWI can also result in the loss of your license for up to a year, thousands of dollars in cost, and possible jail time. Another new consequence in Minnesota is the use of an ignition interlock for DWI offenders. Users must provide a breath sample in order for their vehicle to start.