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Drunk driving deaths high in North Dakota, low in Minnesota

On New Year's Eve, a warning to be safe on the roads.

As the Midwest prepares to celebrate the New Year, a timely reminder for anyone thinking of drinking and driving tonight.

To mark New Year's Eve, Safewise.com has compiled a ranking of the best and worst states for DWI-related deaths.

The good news is that Minnesota is one of the best, with its impaired driving death rates at 1.52 per 100,000 members of the population.

This is good enough for 3rd place in the list of states with the fewest drunk-driving deaths.

The story isn't so good just across the border in North Dakota, where the rate of 6.08 deaths per 100,000 is the 3rd worst in the country.

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The figures are based on 2017 crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It comes ahead of what Safewise says is one of the deadliest nights on U.S. roads.

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