You probably need no reminder that Independence Day weekend is upon us. Although July 4th falls on a Saturday this year, many Minnesotans also have a day off of work on Friday, giving them a full three-day weekend. And whether you plan to travel, head to the lake or just fire up the backyard grill, your plans likely include alcohol in some way.
The July 4th holiday is associated with an increase in drunk driving accidents and DWI arrests. According to news sources, about 7 Minnesota drivers per hour are arrested for DWI on the 4th each year. That's why law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are already ramping up patrols.