Drive sober or get pulled over campaign begins

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Law enforcement across southern Minnesota were on hand for a very special news conference Friday morning.

Just outside of the government center in Rochester, authorities and those impacted by impaired driving, talked about the extra patrol expected to be out from Saturday through Labor Day to catch those who drive impaired. “DWI is a serious crime, with serious consequences. It could cost as much as $20,000 when you factor court costs, lawyer fees, and increased insurance premiums. You can lose your license for up to a year and face possible jail time,” Lieutenant Scott Davis with the Rochester Police Department said.

There were more than 110 alcohol-related deaths on Minnesota roads last year.

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