Extra patrols expected on area roadways for DWI crackdown 19 Aug 11

Drive sober or get pulled over. That’s the message from Scott County law enforcement officers as they crack down on drunk and impaired drivers during a stepped-up statewide and nationwide DWI enforcement effort, starting today and running through Labor Day weekend.

The statewide campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the enforcement, as well as the police departments in Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, New Prague, Jordan and Belle Plaine.

DPS reports enhanced DWI enforcement campaigns have factored in the state recording a trend of fewer alcohol-related deaths.