Extra enforcement will be on Minnesota roads over the holiday weekend

“We will have State Troopers, deputies and everyone out on all the roads through July 19.”

State Patrol Trooper Troy Christianson says from April 1st to May 21st the State Patrol alone pulled 232 drivers going more than 100 MPH. That compares with 93 last year.

“It’s like a 149 percent increase even with lower traffic levels. When we see higher speeds we’re going to see more violent crashes.”

Christianson says the violations for going more than 100 mph is hefty

“You have to go to court and you lose your license for six months and of course your insurance goes up.”

Christianson says it is important to call 911 if you see someone traveling at an unsafe speed.