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DWI crackdown set for Fishing Opener eve

(Updated: DPS will tweet “arrest activity,” not names of those arrested.)

State officials plan the metro area’s biggest one-day DWI crackdown Friday night, on the eve of the Fishing Opener.

And the state Department of Public Safety plans to tweet arrest activity from its Twitter account @MnDPS_OTS, with the hashtag: #May10DWI.

City and county law enforcement agencies and the Minnesota State Patrol will have extra patrols on metro roads. State officials say many other counties around the state also plan weekend crackdowns.

DPS Commissioner Mona Dohman said in a statement:

“We are strongly demonstrating what we are doing to stop drunk drivers through this display of enforcement. We are asking you to do your part, too, by planning ahead and avoiding the dangers and consequences of driving impaired.”

Officials plan further weekend crackdowns, particularly in the 13 counties with the highest combined totals of drunk driving deaths and serious injuries: Anoka, Becker, Dakota, Hennepin, Meeker, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Ramsey, St. Louis, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington, Wright.

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