Super Bowl stats: 109 traffic stops, 0 arrestsDuring a cold and windy Super Bowl Sunday, which produced slippery roads, the Minnesota State Patrol was busy.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
During a cold and windy Super Bowl Sunday, which produced slippery roads, the Minnesota State Patrol was busy.
Troopers, along with sheriff's offices and police departments throughout the Detroit Lakes district from Moorhead to Wadena and Alexandria to Mahnomen, conducted 109 traffic stops. It was part of an enforcement effort to detect and deter impaired drivers.
The campaign resulted in zero arrests.
One designated driver told an officer during a traffic stop, "We heard you guys would be out, but we thought you just said that every time there is a big weekend."
Trooper Jesse Grabow noted, "It appears that people in these areas definitely got the message and if we can get through a major event such as the Super Bowl without any DWI arrests or crashes involving alcohol, our goal was met."