Law enforcement in Mankato and across southern Minnesota will be out en masse this weekend, looking to take drunk drivers off the roads and they will find plenty of people who should not be at the wheel.
Statistics show that more drunk drivers will be on the road this holiday weekend than at any other time during the year.
Over the last five years, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says there were 4.6 DWI arrests per hour on average over the Labor Day weekend. That’s higher than the rates for even for July 4th (4.3), St. Patrick’s Day (4.2) and New Year’s Eve (3.9)
In the current crackdown on drunk driving, more than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are stepping up their patrols.