MINNESOTA'S DWI TASK FORCE: WORKING TO INCREASE PUBLIC SAFETY ON OUR ROADS

*25,719 DWI arrests in Minnesota that were reported to drivers licenses in 2013​

*73% of violators were males

*​40% of violators were repeat offenders

*Average alcohol level among first-time offenders was .148

*Average alcohol level among repeat offenders was .165

*81 people were killed in 2013 as a result of drunk driving incidents

*11% of Minnesotans, or roughly 596,170 people, have a drunk driving conviction on their driving records

*Of the total number of licensed drivers, 1 in 7 have impaired driving incidents on their record

​          Statistics courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

          To see the full report from 2013, clickhere


In a study from 2007 - 2011, Minnesota had the highest DWI recidivism rate in the nation at 41%.

          Study courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

          To see the full report, clickhere


License plate impoundment, as implemented in Minnesota, works, and is especially effective in reducing recidivism in offenders ages 21-34.

          Study courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

          To read the full study, clickhere


Ignition interlock reduces recidivism between 50 and 90% with an average of 64%.

          Statistic courtesy of the National District Attorneys Association and Karen Sprattler of the Sprattler Group

          To view the statistic and read more information about the ignition interlock program, clickhere