Extra DWI Patrols Out Again This Weekend
The Blooming Prairie Police Department along with the Owatonna Police Department and Steele County Sheriff's Office will continue to take part in the extra DWI enforcement campaign this weekend. More than 300 law enforcement agencies from across Minnesota will once again work overtime this weekend to crack down on impaired drivers. The overtime funding is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Troopers, sheriff deputies and police made 1,351 DWI arrests during their end of summer extra enforcement campaign.
In Minnesota, a first offense could net you up to 90 days in jail along with a $1,000 fine and a license suspension of up to 90 days. A second offense means possible jail time of up to a year along with fines and penalties totaling $3,00 and a license suspension of 180 days. It all adds up and isn't worth it.
Plan ahead for a safe ride this New Year's weekend.