The Minnesota State Patrol announced that there were 111 arrests for drunken driving over the New Year’s Eve holiday. Maybe our heads up about extra DUI patrols on New Year’s helped curb drunk driving arrests!
The State Patrol announced that those arrests came between 6 p.m. on Monday and 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Assuming that’s the final tally, that means that there were six fewer arrests compared to the same time frame last year. Although they didn’t share many specifics about the individuals they arrested, at least one individual was booked after crashing into a parked train.
The State Patrol stated that their troopers made 28 of those DUI arrests, while the other 83 arrests were made by local and county officers.
As we stated in a previous blog, Minnesota police had already announced that they planned to have a greater presence on the road during a statewide crackdown that ran through the New Year’s holiday. Regardless of whether you were aware of this information, hopefully you were able to have a safe holiday weekend.
If you or someone you know are dealing with the ramifications of a DUI arrest or another arrest over the holidays, please reach out to Appelman Law Firm so we can help you. We helped to secure release for individuals over the holiday, and we can help develop a strong case to help you get the charges reduced or dropped.
We’re so confident that we can help that we offer a completely free case evaluation. You can walk in and sit down with an attorney to go over the specifics of your case. We’ll give you honest feedback, and if you think we’re the right fit for your case, you can hire our team and we’ll go about building your case. For more information, or to set up that meeting, give our firm a call today at (952) 224-2277.