Three of the four traffic fatalities over the Thanksgiving holiday were alcohol-related.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says law enforcement statewide arrested 480 drivers for DWI during the Thanksgiving holiday–from November 21st through the 26th. That’s down slightly from last year when 490 drivers were arrested.
Among the arrests, the State Patrol arrested a driver for possession of meth with a child in the vehicle–it was the driver’s sixth DWI. And a 61-year-old man was arrested for blowing a .34 with a child in the car. The arresting trooper said it was the first time he had to call an ambulance to bring a person to a hospital for intoxication only.
The DWI extra enforcement campaign runs through December 29th.