Here's how many people started the new year with a DWI arrest

Always plan a sober ride.
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Being arrested for DWI is not a great way to kick off the new year. 

According to tweets from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 117 drivers were arrested for DWI between 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. 

Another 106 people were arrested between 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. 

As the Office of Traffic Safety says, the only thing that can eliminate alcohol from your system is time. 

So if you plan on drinking and don't have a designated sober driver in your group, utilize cabs, Uber and Lyft drivers, or public transportation. 

MetroTransit in the Twin Cities offered free rides on New Year's to help keep people safe. 

There were more than 24,780 DWI arrests in Minnesota in 2017. 

At least 338 people died on Minnesota roads last year. 

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