Minnesota traffic fatalities down slightly in 2013

  • Article by: Paul Walsh , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 11:32 PM

The state’s preliminary totals for the year also show a steep drop in drunken-driving arrests.

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bredpathJan. 16, 14 2:50 PM

I wish they would publicize how many deaths were caused by people with a BAC of .12 or less. Seems to me like most fatalities I read about are caused by extremely drunk drivers, not people hovering around the .08 mark. I'm not condoning drinking and driving by any means, but handing out 23,000 DWI's sounds extremely excessive.

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twinkie1Jan. 16, 14 3:21 PM

I know why they're down.....No one can afford the gasoline anymore. And the traffic jams are just horrendous. Who would want to drive when one can just ride..........the bus.

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jarlmnJan. 16, 14 4:51 PM

Oh noes, DWI citations are down! MADD, the chemical dependence counseling industry and the DWI lawyers will now hafta lobby for stricter laws before this trend cuts any more deeply into their profits! Now, ... about that blatantly unconstitutional "Implied Consent" law? You know, the one where you are unlawfully guilty before being proved innocent? ... and still guilty even after being proven innocent? Why nobody has successfully contested that law under provisions of the Bill Of Rights, is beyond me. In our haste to discourage drunk driving, we use police state tactics ... good fascist thinking.

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littlebootsJan. 16, 14 6:23 PM

Legalize marijuana

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