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Minnesota DWI Enforcement Calendar, Information and Updates

Stay clicked to and share this site for information on upcoming and ongoing DWI enforcement efforts in Minnesota.


Extra DWI Enforcement Calendar 




  • 7 — Dakota County
  • 13 — Dakota County
  • 21 — Dakota, Ramsey counties
  • 28 — Dakota County  


  • 3 — Dakota County
  • 5 — Ramsey County
  • 10 — Dakota County
  • 18 — Dakota County


Is Your County Targeted for Increased DWI Patrols in 2012?


Law enforcement agencies in these 13 counties will increase DWI patrols in 2012 to combat impaired driving (click on county name to view map plotting alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries, 2008–2010):


Arrested for DWI? Start Driving with Ignition Interlock


New, stronger DWI sanctions in Minnesota means all repeat DWI offenders — and first-time offenders arrested at 0.16 and above — will need to use ignition interlock for at least a year, or face at least a year without driving privileges. Interlocks require drivers to provide a breath sample below 0.02 alcohol-concentration in order to start the vehicle. Watch a short ignition interlock demonstration video.

If you've been arrested for DWI, visit MinnesotaIgnitionInterlock.org to learn more about interlocks.


Join the Fight Against Impaired Driving

Each year, alcohol-related crashes account for one-third of the state's total traffic deaths — an average of 170 deaths annually during the last five years. And each year, 30,000 motorists are arrested for DWI — one in seven Minnesota drivers has a DWI on record.

Every Minnesotan plays a role to prevent impaired driving. You can help by always planning for a sober ride; serving as a designated driver; and reporting a drunk/impaired driver by calling 911. Minnesotans can also help by making family and friends aware of added DWI enforcement through posts on social media. 


For traffic safety news, safety tips and more, find the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DPSTrafficSafety) and follow OTS on Twitter @MnDPS_OTS.