Halloween DWI Crackdown In MN 25 Oct 13

The weekend before Halloween is a popular one for parties, but the Department of Public Safety is warning motorists that police won’t be putting up with any tricks. Authorities across the state are cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend. Officials are urging partygoers to plan a sober ride before donning their costumes. A total of 7 people were killed and 27 others seriously injured in drunken driving crashes during Halloween party weekends in the last five years. More than 2,400 motorists were arrested for drunken driving on those party weekends during the same period. You are also being reminded to watch for pedestrians on Halloween – as numerous children will be out trick-or-treating.