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Police Serve Up Extra DWI Enforcement For Holidays

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Motorists planning to drink before getting behind the wheel this Thanksgiving should think twice.

Law enforcement agencies around Minnesota and North Dakota are adding extra DWI patrols this holiday season in an effort to combat drunk driving-related crashes.

The enforcement effort begins Thanksgiving Eve, which is historically a popular party night. Extra DWI patrols will run through December.

"Thanksgiving begins a busy travel season and we need everyone's help to ensure our roads remain as safe as possible," said Lt. Eric Roeske, Minnesota State Patrol. "Safe roads begin with safe decisions, especially planning ahead for a sober ride."

Tips to Prevent Drunk Driving

• Plan for a sober ride - designate a sober driver, use a cab/public transportation or stay at the location of the celebration.

• Offer to be a designated driver, or be available to pick up a loved one anytime, anywhere.

• Buckle up - the best defense against a drunk driver.

• Report drunk driving - call 911 when witnessing impaired driving behavior. Be prepared to provide location, license plate number and observed dangerous behavior.

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