12/3/2012 9:03:00 AM Local officers, deputies begin Safe & Sober campaign
Law enforcement agencies county wide will increase drunk driving enforcement during a statewide, and nationwide, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DWI enforcement effort in December.
The campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
A DWI offense can result in loss of license for up to a year, thousands in costs and possible jail time. Repeat DWI offenders, as well as first-time offenders arrested at 0.16 and above alcohol-concentration level, must use ignition interlock in order to regain legal driving privileges, or face at least one year without a driver's license. Offenders with three or more offenses are required to use interlock for three to six years, or they will never regain driving privileges.