Extra patrols out for St. Patrick's DayMinnesota News
-- Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are stepping up DWI enforcement this St. Patrick's Day.
ST. PAUL -- Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are stepping up DWI enforcement this St. Patrick's Day.
State Patrol Lieutenant Robert Zak says a lot of folks will be drinking the next few days and historically this holiday weekend is one of the busiest for impaired driving. He says there have been more than 1,200 people arrested for DWI in the past five years. Zak says with the holiday falling on a Sunday this year they're hoping people who plan to celebrate all weekend will find a designated driver.
Drunken driving deaths account for about one-third of traffic fatalities every year.