Letter to the Editor
More than 400 people are killed on Minnesota roads each year and the cause behind many of these deaths is drinking and driving.
As a law enforcement officer, I have responded to a number of alcohol-related crashes. I’ve seen the results of these preventable tragedies.
In Dodge County over the last three years, alcohol-related crashes accounted for two deaths and four serious injuries. During this same period, 309 impaired drivers were arrested for DWI.
Please do your part to keep our roads safe by not drinking and driving. Whatever your plans are to celebrate this holiday season, celebrate safely-make plans for a safe and sober ride.
Remember, preventing unnecessary deaths on Minnesota roads is everyone’s responsibility. Don’t risk getting behind the wheel after drinking too much-impaired motorists will be arrested and face the consequences. Drive sober or get pulled over.
Sheriff of Dodge County