MN’s 2010 drunk driving report
Minnesota’s 2010 drunk driving report was just released earlier this week and statistics show that last year was one of the lowest one record for alcohol-related deaths. 131 people died in drunk driving accidents, down 21% from 2006.
Law enforcement hopes the downward trend continues, especially now that new, more severe penalties have gone into effect this summer. First time DWI offenders with a BAC of 0.16 or higher must install ignition interlock devices for a year or have their driving privileges revoked for a year.
Nearly 30,000 people were arrested in Minnesota last year for drunk driving, which equates to 82 arrests a day. One in seven drivers in Minnesota have a drunk driving offense on their record, and one in 17 have more than one charge.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact the Minnesota drunk driving accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates today at (612) 334-3444.