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ASK A MN TROOPER "Controlled Substance DWIs"


February 29, 2020

Question: I read somewhere that the number of DWI arrests had declined recently? This this true? What about non-alcohol related DWI arrests?

Answer: While alcohol-related DWI incidents have dropped over the past 10 years in Minnesota, controlled substance-related DWI incidents have increased over the past 30 years.

Controlled Substance Convictions

•1990: 5 controlled substance-related DWIs

•1997: 128

•2007: 659

•2017: 1,982

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