Top DWI All-Star works in Woodbury area
Earlier this month, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety recognized 39 law enforcement officers and prosecutors as DWI Enforcer All-Stars during the Minnesota Twins pre-game activities at Target Field. The event was sponsored by AAA.
“DWI Enforcer All-Stars” who regularly serve the Woodbury area included:
- Megan Thul, Minnesota State Patrol drug recognition evaluator;
- Jill Krause, Minnesota State Patrol;
- Kyle O’Shea, Minnesota State Patrol;
- and Peter Schultz, Minnesota State Patrol.
Schultz led the state with 199 arrests in 2014. Kyle O’Shea made 133 DWI arrests and Krause added 127.
The All-Stars recognized July 9 represent 32 agencies and, in 2014, they made 2,281 DWI arrests across Minnesota, helping prevent fatalities and life-changing injuries. This is the eighth Minnesota All-Star team selected for outstanding service in enforcement and prosecution of drunk driving.
“While alcohol is the top factor in Minnesota traffic fatalities, most motorists don’t drive impaired,” said Donna Berger, Office of Traffic Safety director.
“More drivers in Minnesota are committed to finding a sober ride, and for those who don’t, we’re grateful to the All-Stars and all of law enforcement for protecting our safety.”
Through education, enhanced enforcement and awareness, an increasing number of motorists are choosing to drive sober. According to preliminary numbers, DWI arrests declined in Minnesota for the eighth straight year, with a 40 percent drop in 2014 compared with 2006.