ROCHESTER, Minn.- For the fourth of July many people have drank their share of alcohol and shouldn't be behind the wheel.
Today plenty of patrols are out looking for drunk drivers.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports that the fourth of July is one of the worst holidays for drunk driving.
It's something that hits home for Rochester resident Helen Cooper.
“A few years ago some friends of my down in Florida their daughter was hit head on by a drunk driver drinking,” Cooper said.
Around this time of year last year law enforcement averaged 3.9 DWI arrests per hour in Rochester.
Law enforcement is stepping up patrols on local and state roads until the end of this month to catch those speeding and driving intoxicated or distracted.