Extra law enforcement looking for impaired drivers statewide

Law enforcement agencies statewide are stepping up DWI enforcement through Labor Day.

The Department of Public Safety’s Mike Hanson says during the last five years, 203 people died in drunk driving-related crashes in Minnesota.

“Never drive impaired,” Hanson says. “There’s no excuse, there are too many options, Make a plan and stick to.”

Hanson is reminding drivers that cold medicine, prescription medication, recently legalized THC edible products or any other drug can contribute to impairment and a DWI.

Minnesota News Network