According to a report published by, drinking and driving arrests are on the rise in America, but Minnesota is doing better than most states. They looked at data from the CDC and MADD to determine which are the best and worst states when it comes to driving under the influence.

States with the Worst DWI Probems

  1. Wyoming
  2. North Dakota
  3. South Dakota
  4. Montana
  5. South Carolina

Minnesota came in at a much healthier and safer #37 on the list -- but as we all know, there is ALWAYS room for improvement when it comes to drinking & driving. Our other neighbors, Wisconsin and Iowa, came in at #14 and #30 respectively.

Factors such as alcohol related fatalities, and DWI arrests, and the percentage of surveyed adults who admitted to driving after having too much to drink -- were among the criteria considered by


Hats off to the safest states in this years DWI rankings:

  1. New York (#50 on the most-dangerous list)
  2. Massachusetts (#49)
  3. Illinois (#48)
  4. New Jersey (#47)
  5. Utah (#46)

Obviously drinking & driving is never a good idea. You can see their full list of states ranked HERE.

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