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INCREASED DWI PATROLS ON NEW YEAR'S EVE CAP MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN


Wed, Dec 29th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports



ST. PAUL - As the ball drops on 2010, a statewide DWI enforcement campaign will drop the hammer on impaired drivers during New Year's Eve celebrations. Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials encourage motorists to celebrate safely by having a plan for a safe and sober ride.

During 2007-2009 in Minnesota on New Year's Eve, there were nine traffic deaths of which two were alcohol-related - a lower percentage of alcohol-related deaths than the state's annual percentage of more than 30 percent.

"What appears to occur on New Year's Eve is exactly what we want people to practice all year long - lock in plans for a safe and sober way home," says Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol.

Roeske adds that because New Year's falls on a weekend, the potential for heightened impaired driving activity is likely. He says now is the time to plan for a safe and sober ride: designate a sober driver, take a cab, and families should let others know that they are available to offer a safe ride home at any time.

"Receiving a phone call at 3 a.m. from a family member asking for a ride is far better than receiving a knock on the door at 3 a.m. from a law enforcement officer," says Roeske.

The New Year's Eve enforcement caps a December-long statewide increased DWI enforcement campaign. Results from the campaign will be announced in early January 2011.

The New Year's DWI enforcement is a component of the state's core traffic safety initiative, Toward Zero Deaths (TZD). A primary vision of the TZD program is to sculpt a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior. TZD focuses on the application of four strategic areas to reduce crashes - education, enforcement, engineering and emergency trauma response. To-date in 2010, there have been 397 traffic deaths in Minnesota compared to 395 at this time in 2009.

675 ARRESTED FOR DWI MIDWAY THROUGH STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN

Wed, Dec 15th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports



ST. PAUL -Midway through a December-long statewide increased DWI enforcement campaign, preliminary reports from 170 law enforcement agencies indicate 675 motorist DWI arrests. In all, around 400 agencies are conducting the increased patrols t ..... 
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Help reduce snow hazards

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

The Fillmore County Highway Department and the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office are asking the public to help reduce the hazards created by snow being plowed across or onto public roads and right-of-ways.

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STATE NAMES 13 COUNTIES FACING INCREASED DWI PATROLS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011

Mon, Nov 22nd, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety today named the state's 13 "most dangerous" counties for impaired driving that will be targeted with extra DWI patrols through September 2011. All 13 counties will di ..... 
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620 IN-CAR CAMERAS AWARDED TO 134 MINNESOTA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Thu, Nov 4th, 2010
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ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the 134 city and county law enforcement agencies that will receive in-car cameras as a result of $2.9 million in federal funds administered by the DPS Office ..... 
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MORE THAN 5,000 MOTORISTS TICKETED MIDWAY THROUGH STATEWIDE SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN

Wed, Oct 20th, 2010
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ST. PAUL - Midway through a statewide increased seat belt enforcement campaign, participating law enforcement agencies have preliminary reported citing 5,196 motorists for seat belt violations. The increased enforcement runs through Oct. 28. ..... 
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MINNESOTA BELT USE RATE CONTINUES TO HIT RECORD LEVELS

Thu, Oct 14th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports



ST. PAUL - Daytime seat belt compliance in Minnesota is at an all-time high of 92 percent, according to a new survey announced today by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The DPS annual seat belt observa ..... 
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BIG JUMP IN BOOSTER SEAT USE RESULTS IN 1,000 CHILDREN NOT INJURED IN CRASHES IN LAST YEAR

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
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ST. PAUL - Since Minnesota's strengthened child passenger safety law became effective July 1, 2009, crash data reveal a significant increase in booster seats - seat lifts that help adult seat belts fit children properly. The Minnesota Department of P ..... 
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1,775 ARRESTED FOR DWI DURING END-OF-SUMMER CRACKDOWN

Mon, Sep 13th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports



ST. PAUL - An 18-day statewide enhanced DWI enforcement effort, August 20-September 6, resulted in the arrest of 1,775 motorists. Preliminary DWI arrest totals were reported to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety by ..... 
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