ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Public safety officials say at least 300 people were arrested in Minnesota on suspicion of DWI over the New Year's holiday.
One person died in a crash north of Deer River late on the afternoon of New Year's Eve. Authorities don't know if alcohol was a factor in the crash. In the previous four years there were no DWI-related deaths in Minnesota on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
The preliminary 300 DWI arrest figure is consistent with recent New Year's Eve DWI arrests in Minnesota. The state has averaged 295 DWI arrests during the previous five years for the holiday.
Many law enforcement agencies conducted extra DWI patrols on New Year's Eve as part of a statewide crackdown on drunken driving in December.
- Holmen man sentenced to life for murder of girlfriend
- Holmen man in custody after armed robbery and 5-hour standoff
- Herberger's to move into former Macy's location at Valley View Mall
- Police: Student critically hurt in Kenosha school stabbing
- Bill banning abortion coverage for state workers up for vote
- Education accountability bill up for committee vote
- Bill would let victims, witnesses block body camera releases
- Man accused of trying to kill girlfriend faces sentencing
- Urban Beekeeping
- New breast cancer detection soon offered at Mayo Clinic in La Crosse