Local DWI convictions high, state DWI incidents at all-time low
WORTHINGTON -- In 1911, driving while intoxicated became against the law in Minnesota. In 2008, more than 29,500 people were convicted in Minnesota of driving while impaired (DWI).
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) recently released an annual report called "Impaired Driving Facts." The report is based on numbers and statistics from 2008 as reported by law enforcement entities across the state.
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