This past week, law enforcement groups in Minnesota have been stating that DUI patrols will be increased for the holiday season. Since a lot of our work is in Stearns County, which ranks Sixth deadliest county for DUI deaths in the State of Minnesota this is significant news. The patrol is an effort to combat that problem.
December is the busiest month in the emergency room for motor vehicle crashes. Almost 40 percent of the major trauma victims have alcohol levels well above the legal limit, he said. Walking into the waiting room and seeing the hopeful faces of a victim’s family and friends — and then having to tell them that their loved one is in critical condition or has been killed by a drunken driver — is one of the most difficult jobs he must do.
The announcement is intended to remind people of the dangers of drinking and Driving and also add to the ongoing discussion about the problem. With the number of deaths caused by driving while intoxicated increasing in the State, this is a noble effort.
It’s important we all keep the following in mind:
Don’t Drink and Drive
Use designated Drivers
Always remember that the more you drink the increase chance you will make bad choices.
As Drivers on the road: It’s also worth keeping in mind, the deadliest roads in Stearns county to try to stay away from at night.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.