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Minnesota State Patrol pushes students to drive sober

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MINNESOTA -

As the holidays draw closer authorities are urging college students to understand the dangers of driving under the influence. 

At UMD on Wednesday, students had a chance to take part in field sobriety tests. 

Minnesota State Patrol spokespeople also demonstrated preliminary breath tests, and explained how DUIs aren't limited to drunk driving. 

"We wanted to do DWI... awareness, especially the holiday season here, from Thanksgiving on... past New Years Eve," says Sgt. Neil Dickenson with the Minnesota State Patrol, "just make everybody aware of the dangers of driving under the influence, and that's not just alcohol. That could be prescription medication, legal narcotics, or a combination of that." 

Meanwhile, a bill being considered at the Wisconsin capitol would take away driving privileges permanently for someone with either four OWI's, or two OWI's and two qualifying convictions. 

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