The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists that DWI patrols will be on the lookout for Halloween partiers this weekend, WCCO radio reported.
The DPS has created a new set of radio spots with a Halloween theme, as well as a new Public Service Announcement that features real law enforcement in-car camera video of costumed DWI offenders.
See the video below:
The Brainerd Dispatch reported that during Halloween weekends from 2007-2011, 2,342 motorists were arrested for DWI in the state.
Annually, approximately 30,000 motorists are arrested for DWI in Minnesota, and drunk driving crashes have claimed 651 lives in the past five years, according to the DPS.