BAXTER - The Baxter Police Department along with 400 other law enforcement agencies in Minnesota will be working overtime through the holidays to arrest impaired driver's and enforce the state's seat belt law.
More than 400 Minnesotans are killed in traffic crashes each year, with one-third of those deaths alcohol-related. In Crow Wing County the past three years alcohol-related deaths accounted for four deaths and 17 serious injuries. During that time there were 1,749 people arrested for DWI. In 2005 and 2006 there were a combined 17 alcohol-related deaths.