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Nearly 1,800 Minnesotans arrested in DWI crackdown

The consequences for a DWI include loss of a driver’s license for up to a year, higher insurance rates and possible jail time. According to the Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, one in seven drivers in the state has a DWI on record.
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The consequences for a DWI include loss of a driver’s license for up to a year, higher insurance rates and possible jail time. According to the Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, one in seven drivers in the state has a DWI on record.

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