Saturday, August 20, 2016

Extra DWI Enforcement Aug. 19 – Sept. 5.

Drunk driving not only takes lives, it changes them forever. 
"I am very fortunate to be alive and that my three children are alive," said Bodell. "I could have easily died last November, and I could have lost my family. I'm thankful we're alive, but I'm also sad, angry and frustrated that a drunk driver changed our lives forever. Please don't make a bad decision to get behind the wheel if you've been drinking."
Extra DWI Enforcement Aug. 19 – Sept. 5. 
·         Nearly one out of every four deaths on Minnesota roads are drunk driving-related. 
  • In the last five years (2011 – 2015), there were 462 drunk driving-related traffic deaths in Minnesota, with 95 people killed in 2015 alone.
  • Each year, an average of 253 life-changing injuries involve alcohol-related crashes.
  • Each year in Minnesota, approximately 27,000 drivers (2011 – 2015) are arrested for DWI.

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