DWI fatalities, arrests continue downward trend
ST. PAUL – Drunken driving arrests and fatalities are continuing a five-year downward trend, said the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Thursday.
The recently released Minnesota Impaired Driving Facts 2014 report shows impaired-related traffic fatalities dropped to 91 in 2014, down 24 percent compared to 121 in 2010 leading to the five-year downward trend.
The 2014 figures also show 25,258 motorists were arrested for DWI, compared with 26,012 in 2013. The fewer number of drivers arrested also continues a steady drop from 2006 when 42,016 drivers were arrested for DWI, a 40 percent decrease.