DWI Patrols Increased for Holiday Weekend
In an effort to NOT repeat the Memorial Day accident statistics, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced on Thursday that State Patrols will be prolific and diligent this weekend — against drunk drivers. The department will conduct Operation NightCAP (night time concentrated alcohol patrol) in a thirteen county area: Anoka, Blue Earth, Crow Wing, Dakota, Hennepin, Itasca, Ramsey, Rice, St. Louis, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington, and Wright. (They will also crack down on seat belt violations. Citations may now be issued even if there are no other violation.)
Last 4th of July weekend, 70% of the deaths were alcohol-related. There were nearly 2,000 arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Operation NightCAP was very effective last year, issuing nearly 150 seatbelt citations and nearly 200 DWI arrests.
TSR Injury Law and MADD Minnesota applaud this additional effort taken to prevent a deadly weekend. Founding partner, Steve Terry, and MADD Minnesota Executive Director, Jean Mulvey, filmed a PSA commercial that will be airing this weekend. It is addresses the issue of drunk driving and the importance of a designated driver.
Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents are all too common in Minnesota. If you have suffered injury due to a negligent drunk driver, contact a Bloomington car accident lawyer at TSR Injury Law. We will help you through the legal maze, handle all of the paperwork, negotiate with the insurance adjusters, and file your claim. Our partners have years of experience in personal injury law, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents. Call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.