'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign underway


As Minnesota traffic deaths continue to surge in 2013, a statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DWI enforcement campaign is underway. The program, which continues through September 2, aims to prevent drunk driving crashes and resulting deaths. Minnesota drunk driving crashes have killed 585 people in the last five years.

The enforcement campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety, and is also being conducted on a national level.

“There are plenty of Minnesotans who have driven drunk plenty of times and have not yet crashed and have not yet been caught,” says Donna Berger, DPS Office of Traffic Safety director. “All it takes is one crash, one arrest to turn your world upside down. Avoid the risk and plan ahead.”

A DWI offense can result in loss of license for up to a year, thousands of dollars in costs, and possible jail time.