Rochester officer recognized as DWI Patrol All-Star

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(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester Police officer is among Minnesota’s top cops at stopping drunk drivers.

For the second year in a row, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety named Officer Eric Christenson a DWI Patrol All-Star. Officer Christenson is one of 61 officers, deputies, troopers, and prosecutors that make up the 2021 DWI Patrol All-Star team for going above and beyond to get impaired motorists off the road.

Representatives from DPS-OTS as well as Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths campaign awarded Officer Christenson a baseball bat at a brief ceremony at the North Station this week. They also presented him with a DWI Hat Trick Award, which is achieved whenever an officer detects and arrests three impaired drivers within one shift.


Officer Christenson, whose position is grant-funded and dedicated to DWI enforcement, made 87 DWI arrests last year.