More patrol on St. Patty's
Looking ahead to St. Patrick's Day, the Minnesota State Patrol recognizes the holiday is historically a dangerous drinking and driving party period.
This year the holiday falls on a Saturday. The last time that occurred (2007), 527 motorists were arrested for DWI and all three traffic deaths were alcohol-related.
Considering this information, troopers, deputies and officers from around Minnesota will be working extra shifts on March 17.