About 1,300 people have been arrested for DWI in Minnesota in December, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Although this number is high, it is lower than the number of DWI arrests in past years. This is an indication that a statewide campaign to prevent drunk driving injuries and deaths is working. This December, county sheriff’s offices, municipal agencies and the Minnesota State Patrol are working overtime hours during a statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
“The hope is that people are getting the message that there is no excuse for drunk driving,” said Minnesota accident attorney Eric Hageman.
In the last five years, 651 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, 111 in 2011. Each year, nearly 30,000 people are arrested for DWI. In the last three Decembers (2009-2011), 28 people were killed in drunk driving crashes and 7,497 were arrested for DWI.
No Drinking and Driving Pledge and Designated Driver Gift Cards
Our law firm has a “No Drinking and Driving Pledge” that you and the drivers in your family can sign. I urge parents to take this step during the holidays, the season with the highest number of DWI arrests. In addition, Minnesota safety officials are offering a Designated Driver Gift Card. You can print out as many copies as you want for free at MinnesotaSafeandSober.org.
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I represent accident victims in Minnesota and throughout the United States in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against drunk drivers. In some cases, I also sue the bar, restaurant or other business that served alcohol to the at-fault driver prior to the accident. These are called dram shop claims.
To contact Eric Hageman for a free consultation, call our law firm at 1-888-377-8900 or submit the firm’s free consultation form found here.