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AUDIO: DPS tweeting DWI arrests

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Aug 19, 2013 at 11:05 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Since Friday, more than 400 drivers have failed sobriety tests and face possible DWI charges as a result of the latest "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

This current effort, which runs through Labor Day, comes with a twist. There have been live tweets and updates of DWI arrests as they happen.

Nathan Bowie with the Department of Public Safety tells KNSI News the tweets have included  the ages and gender of the offenders, as well as the locations of the arrests and alcohol concentration levels.

There have been 585 drunken driving-related deaths in Minnesota over the last five years.

Bowie talks about the decisioin to tweet DWI arrests

Bowie says using Twitter helps them reach their target audience

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