One in seven drivers has a DWI on record
Each year, drunken driving crashes account for one-third of the state’s total traffic deaths, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently reported.
Drunken driving was a direct factor in 136 traffic deaths in 2011. Last year, 368 people died in traffic crashes in the state, the lowest number since 1944. But 37 percent of crashes last year involved drunken drivers.
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