Law enforcement officials in Minnesota are on pace to make 40,000 DUI arrests in 2006. Officials note that Minnesota has stepped up its DUI enforcement and that 2006 is the first full year for the nationally mandated 0.08 BAC limit for DUI in Minnesota.
More than 470,000 Minnesotans have a DUI on their driving record and more than 200,000 have multiple DUIs. About one in eight current or formally licensed drivers have at least one DUI on their record.
According to officials, Minnesotans still aren’t getting the message about the dangers of drinking and driving. The State plans increased enforcement for the New Year’s holiday.