BAXTER - The State Patrol conducted the usual extra patrols during the recent NightCAP saturation during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway this past weekend.
Troopers reported stopping more than 333 vehicles, issuing more than 72 citations and arresting at least 14 people.
Charges included 12 DWI arrests; seven charges of driving after cancellation, revocation or suspension; one drug-related charge; one minor consumption violation; at least one warrant arrest; and at least three no insurance charges.
Other activity included 24 speeding citations, 153 speeding warnings, five citations and 18 warnings for non-seat-belt use, two child restraint violation warnings, three citations and at least 99 warnings for equipment violations and 16 miscellaneous citations and 172 miscellaneous warnings.
There were seven troopers from other State Patrol districts working in squad cars and two motorcycle troopers from the metro districts for this year's event, Lt. Amy Stanfield said in a news release.
"We consider this a success because we achieved our goal of no alcohol-related fatal or serious injury crashes in the Brainerd lakes area during the big race weekend," Stanfield said.
Stanfield reported that two commercial vehicle inspectors were also on hand for at least part of the race weekend. They reported at least 11 commercial vehicle inspections, with four vehicles and two drivers being put out of service.
At BIR, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department, which contracts with the track to provide security, reported no major incidents during Nationals.
Calls the department responded to included fights, domestic issues, parking complaints, intoxication, indecent conduct and minor crashes.
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