Law enforcement agencies statewide are stepping up D-W-I enforcement through Labor Day. The Department of Public Safety’s Mike Hanson says during the last five years, 203 people died in drunk driving-related crashes in Minnesota. His message as summer is winding down:

“People–never drive impaired. there’s no excuse, there are too many options, make a plan and stick to it–never drive impaired.”

Hanson is reminding drivers that cold medicine, prescription medication, recently legalized THC edible products or any other drug can contribute to impairment and a DWI.