Facts You Should Know
- 358 people died in traffic crashes in Minnesota and 72 (20 percent) were in crashes involving drunk drivers.
- On average 68 motorists are arrest for DWI daily.
- One out of every seven licensed drivers has at least one DWI.
- Nearly half of DWI arrests are on Saturdays and Sundays.
- The average BAC for DWI offenders was 0.15g/dL. For drivers involved in a fatal crash, the average BAC among those who had been drinking was 0.19g/dL.
- 77 percent of motorists arrested for DWI resulted in a criminal conviction for driving while impaired; this percentage will increase as outstanding cases are settled in courts.