If you're driving through Winona County as part of
your Thanksgiving travels .
you may notice an extra presence on the roads.
Authorities in Winona County are taking part in a
statewide effort for extra D-W-I enforcement starting
and running every weekend through the end of December.
Officials say Thanksgiving ranks third among all holidays
when it comes to drunk driving-related deaths .
behind only the 4th of July and Christmas.
They're reminding people to think ahead before heading
to any holiday parties over the next 6 weeks.
We do see a lot of alcohol use and you know, the secret
is knowing when to say when or just having a plan
to get home safely, whether that's calling a friend,
calling a cab, walking, whatever the case may be.
Just having that plan ahead of time saves a lot of
headaches down the road.
Winona County was one of the counties chosen for extra
enforcement during the holiday season .
because they ranked 13th in the state of Minnesota
in terms of D-W-I arrests and crashes.