Minnesota residents have seen the penalties for drinking and driving change over the years while public awareness about the dangers of drinking has driving has increased. Sadly, these shifts have not managed to prevent many people from continuing to make the dangerous choice to get behind the wheels of their cars after consuming alcohol. Even more tragic is the fact that numerous innocent people die in drunk driving accidents every year. Just how many of these deaths does Minnesota experience?
It has been several decades now since advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving have elevated public awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Nonetheless, drunk driving continues to be a serious problem in Minnesota, injuring and killing innocent Minnesotans every year. The law has yet to find a way to fully crack down on this issue.