DWI arrests drop 31% during extra summer patrols

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(ABC 6 NEWS) – Minnesota safety officials shared they did not find as many drunk drivers out on Minnesota roads over the Labor Day holiday.

The Department of Public Safety pushed a Labor Day DWI campaign that ran from Aug. 20 to Sept. 6.

During that time, law enforcement arrested 1,147 that’s compared to 1,649 during the same time last year, a drop of 31%.

There were also 130 move-over citations issued compared with 294 in 2020.