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More patrol on St. Patty's

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Looking ahead to St. Patrick's Day, the Minnesota State Patrol recognizes the holiday is historically a dangerous drinking and driving party period.

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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.

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