As reported in conjunction with the increase of DWI patrols this summer, a series of new TV ads will also be launching to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving. The ads associate drinking terms with drinking and driving consequences.
In 2010, the deaths on Minnesota roads were reported and drunk driving plays a significant role in the fatalities that took place that year. Alcohol-related crashes caused 131 deaths and 2,485 injuries in Minnesota.
Reports say that DWI contributed to 32% of the auto fatalities. As for alcohol-related injuries, 24% were for severe injuries, 11% were moderate injuries and 11% were minor injuries. Although the overall numbers continue to drop, Minnesota authorities are not satisfied with it. Reports showed that the largest drop is actually in the number of drunk drivers who killed themselves on the road.
Statistics revealed that the biggest number of alcohol-related crashes occurred from midnight until 2 am as expected. However, the next biggest number of crashes took place at 10 am which indicates that some people who drank all night were still drunk as they drove at 10 am the next morning. It’s also confirmed that it’s not necessarily always safe to drive Sunday mornings.
If you happen to be charged with DWI, then you should contact a Minnesota Drunk Driving lawyer right away to defend your DWI case. Douglas T. Kans is a veteran DWI attorney who is always willing to give comprehensive legal services for the best possible resolution of your drunk driving case. You can contact Kans Law Firm at (888) 972-6060 for a free case review.