Posted: Thursday, 25 August 2011 12:33PM

DWI Enforcement Warnings Being Heard

MANKATO (TEC News) – 232 motorists were arrested last weekend during the first week of a statewide crackdown on drunk driving.

There were 131 alcohol-related traffic deaths in 2010, the fewest on record and down 21 percent from five years ago.

The extra enforcement will continue through Labor Day.
Numbers For Greater Mankato Area
The Mankato-area Safe and Sober NightCap patrol last Friday resulted in three DWI arrests.

Earlier this month, a two night NightCap patrol resulted in eight DWIs.

A citizen complaint led to a DWI arrest south of Mankato on Hwy 22 that will result in a felony DWI and vehicle forfeiture.
Enforcement Warnings Are Being Heard
It appears for some the DWI enforcement message is getting out.

State Patrol Sgt. Jackie Sticha says a Mapleton police officer made a traffic stop last weekend and when the driver tested .01, she told the officer that she didn’t drink and drive anymore because of all the information about DWI patrols.

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