Drunk driving crack down

This past weekend started off the national crack down on drunk driving as we near Labor Day weekend. Law enforcement all over the country is stepping up its personnel between August 19 – September 5. Minnesota State Patrol has partnered with 400 agencies to prevent intoxicated individuals from getting behind the wheel.

While alcohol-related car deaths were down in 2010 by nearly 21% compared to the last five years, drunk driving deaths account for nearly a third of highway fatalities. Nearly one in seven Minnesota drivers has had a DWI conviction. July 1st was the start of new drunk driving laws in the state, such as requiring a breathalyzer ignition interlock to be installed for at least a year for DWI offenders.

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 at (612) 334-3444.