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Drunken Driving Sting catches Thousands

According to the Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/crime/story/1422967.html 2,270 motorists were cited for driving while intoxicated during the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's "Safe and Sober" campaign which ran from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.

More than 400 agencies across the state participated in the initiative. The state patrol lead all agencies with a total of 343 drivers who were impaired behind the wheel. Meanwhile, the Minneapolis police cited 58 drivers for drunk driving, and the St. Paul police cited 57.

The Associated Press http://www.twincities.com//ci_6896952?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.co reported that authorities statewide cited nearly 42,000 motorists for drunken driving in 2006, a record high for arrests. Also drunk driving was the cause of 166 deaths in the state last year.