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Holiday weekends have been targeted as times that need the extra vigilance. To many people take to the roads after drinking. It is important that this not happen.

From 2005 to 2007, 23 people died in Minnesota traffic accidents during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Thirteen were alcohol-related crashes. Therefore, it was identified by the State Patrol as the deadliest weekend.

Operation NightCAP is a federally funded program that puts overtime police officers on extra patrols in Minnesota’s 15 deadliest counties. The thought behind identifying the holiday increase is to get the word out so that drunk drivers may think twice about taking to the roads. “The goal here isn’t to stop people from having a good time,” State Patrol Lt. Mark Peterson said.” “The whole idea is for [drunk drivers] to believe that they’re going to get caught.”

In any drunk driving collision, there are a number of issues that will need to be reviewed. My partner, Joe Crumley, addressed this topic in a past article for the Minnesota Lawyers Trial magazine. Beyond the accident, there may be Dram shop issues that have to be investigated.


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    Bill Dikant

    D.W.I. is how your Lawyer affords those nice suit's & Fancy Car's.

    There is nothing worse than a D.W.I. defence lawyer, other than your Mother in law.

    Bill Dikant D.w.I. Victim Advocate,

    Castleton, N.Y. 12033-1604

  2. Mike Bryant

    Not sure what your comment has to do with a post calling for people not to drink and drive, hopefully your hate for lawyers doesn't get in the way of a happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading my blog.

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    Bill Dikant

    After all my years in Court I have seen how these Lawyers create sympathy for these "HIGHWAY TERRORISTS" and they get off easy 'specially when a Female Professor walks out of the court room door with a 5TH.and gets an A.I.(ability Impaired)A man with his 6Th D.W.I. & no prison, a man with his 6TH D.W.I. sentenced to prison and is out of Gowanda, N.Y.S. Prison in 9 months because a relative is a Town Justice and a Lawyer on top of that.

    I do wish for safe driving, the elimination of D.W.I. but I know how Selfish these Drunks are, so it might reduce tho never end.

    A HIGHWAY TERRORITS Killed my Wife, Son and Daughter and seriously Injured my youngest son.

    When I had a lawyer he cost me plenty to keep me out of finincial disaster, no pity in his actions.How's that Mr. Counsellor?.

    If you surmize that I'm putting you on "Google the name"

  4. Mike Bryant

    Very sorry to hear of your loss.

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