Minnesota goes for no DWI deaths on New Year's Eve

Published On: Dec 28 2012 06:18:39 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 30 2012 06:18:00 PM CST
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -

Public safety officials are aiming for the fifth consecutive year with no drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota on New Year's Eve.

In the past 10 years there have been eight drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota during the New Year's holiday, but none in the past four years.

Although drunken-driving incidents are down in recent years, officials say New Year's Eve still can be a dangerous night on Minnesota roads.

Officials are urging party-goers to plan a safe ride home on New Year's Eve and throughout the New Year.

Many law enforcement agencies statewide will be stepping up DWI patrols on New Year's Eve.