DWIs in Minnesota are well ahead of last year’s pace. Troy Christianson is with the Minnesota State Patrol.

“Our 100 most traveled days are from Memorial Day to Labor Day,” said Christianson. “This year we’ve had 300 more arrests for DWI than last year at this time. And that’s a very high number since a lot of the bars and establishments are closed.”

Christianson says arrests are being made around the clock

“There are a lot more arrests being made in the morning than in previous years,” said Christianson. “Point-one-five to point-two-zero levels have been quite common.”

Christianson reminds motorists the state patrol is keeping up normal staffing levels in a pandemic.