DWI Crackdown Underway 17 Aug 12

A statewide DWI enforcement campaign kicks off today (FRI) and runs through Labor Day, September 3rd. Traffic safety officials say that 2011 statistics show a majority of drunken drivers in fatal crashes were severely impaired — nearly 70% were two times or more over the legal limit. First-time offenders arrested for drunken driving at more than twice the legal limit will lose their license for one year. Authorities say the main reason for these large DWI enforcement campaigns is to save lives.