MN DPS: Minnesota State Patrol to continue HEAT Patrols through Summer

EXCERPT: “Motorists will see a significant State Patrol presence on freeways around the state through August as troopers focus on excessive speed enforcement and criminal activity. The patrols begin today in the Twin Cities metro area and will continue in greater Minnesota in the near future . . . Troopers stopped 516 vehicles for speeding during a 10-day HEAT effort in February​. Troopers also arrested 23 people for driving while impaired (DWI) and six for outstanding warrants. HEAT patrols focused on roadways around Minneapolis and surrounding areas, including I-94 between I-694 and St. Paul, Highway 100 in northern Hennepin County, and Highway 494 and I-35E in the east metro. The new HEAT patrols will also focus on traffic safety while also providing an increased law enforcement presence in areas with public safety concerns. The HEAT patrols are one way the State Patrol is expanding its efforts to support local law enforcement agencies as they address crime in their communities.” FULL STORY: