DWI Enforcement Increase For St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Posted at: 03/14/2013 11:24 AM
Updated at: 03/14/2013 11:38 AM

(ABC 6 News) - Local law enforcement agencies are hoping drivers will think twice before drinking and then getting behind the wheel this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Even so, there will be extra DWI patrols out all weekend through the end of the month. Along with drunk drivers, officers will be looking for speeders as well as aggressive drivers.

Rochester police and Olmsted County will both have 5 extra officers out at various times. The enforcement is part of Minnesota's Toward Zero Deaths initiative.

Last year on St. Patrick’s Day 346 people were arrested for DWI’s in Minnesota.