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Minn. goes for no DWI deaths on New Year's Eve

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Public safety officials are aiming for the fifth consecutive year with no drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota on New Year's Eve. In the past 10 years there have been eight drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota during the New Year'...

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Public safety officials are aiming for the fifth consecutive year with no drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota on New Year's Eve.

In the past 10 years there have been eight drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota during the New Year's holiday, but none in the past four years.

Although drunken-driving incidents are down in recent years, officials say New Year's Eve still can be a dangerous night on Minnesota roads.

Officials are urging party-goers to plan a safe ride home on New Year's Eve and throughout the New Year.

Many law enforcement agencies statewide will be stepping up DWI patrols on New Year's Eve.

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