Increase Efforts to Make Roads Safer Results in Record Number of Impaired Driver Arrests in Minnesota

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Minnesota Law Enforcement Officers Arrested 2,294 Impaired Drivers With An Average Alcohol Concentration Level of 0.15 – During Statewide DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) Enforcement Sweep. Those charged with DWI offenses need strong and experienced legal representation to ensure the best possible defense.

Minnesota is on pace to hit an astonishing 40,000 DWI arrests this year, which would be record high. Last year, 36,870 drivers were arrested for driving impaired. At the time, the 2005 DWI tally represented the most arrests generated in the state since 1990.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) recently organized a statewide Safe and Sober program, which accompanied a nationwide enforcement campaign. During the recent 18-day enforcement sweep, 2,294 impaired drivers were arrested and the average alcohol concentration level was 0.15, which is almost double the legal limit.

With DWI arrests on the increase, those arrested need a competent Minnesota DWI lawyer with the experience and expertise necessary to provide the best possible defense. For over a decade, Mr. Douglas Kans has dedicated himself to solely defending individuals charged with crimes.

“It is unfortunate that drinking and driving is still a prevalent issue in our society. However, we must remember that anyone charged with a crime deserves the best possible defense for the charges against them,” states Mr. Kans.

He continues: “DWI law can be very complex, so it is important that a defendant have an experienced Minnesota DWI lawyer who can navigate the complex law, understand the prosecutor’s position and ultimately successfully negotiate or litigate the best possible outcome.”

A former prosecutor himself, Mr. Kans’ has developed a reputation as a strong Minnesota DWI lawyer whose success is partly attributed to the quality relationships he maintains with his clients. Treating clients with integrity and respecting their needs, goals and objectives results in clients receiving intelligent representation by a lawyer who truly listens.

Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths initiative is a partnership between the State’s departments of Public Safety, Transportation and Health, which publicly disclosed that seat belt use and impaired driving enforcement campaigns are in the works for this fall and winter.

If an individual finds themselves requiring a Minnesota DWI attorney as a result of these increased efforts, Mr. Kans has the reputation, respect and experience to fervently represent the interests of the accused.


For over a decade, Mr. Kans has dedicated himself solely to defending individuals charged with crimes. Over this period, he has earned the respect of fellow colleagues, prosecutors, and Judges throughout the State of Minnesota. Mr. Kans has successfully litigated and negotiated hundreds of criminal cases during his career. He has had many proud achievements, but none are as important as the personal satisfaction he receives from working hard and achieving wonderful results for his clients.


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