New Year’s celebrations result in 117 DWI arrests across Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Despite repeated efforts to get the word out about finding a sober ride for New Year’s Eve, there were more than 100 drunken-driving arrests Sunday night into Monday.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that between 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, there were 117 arrests statewide for DWI.

Officials with the Office of Traffic Safety say that regardless of New Year’s Eve plans or other celebrations, it’s always recommended to have a plan for a sober ride if you’re drinking.

The legal alcohol limit for driving in Minnesota is .08.