More than 1,300 traffic stops made during We Fest weekend near Detroit Lakes

August 9, 2022

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.– The Minnesota State Patrol made 1,351 traffic stops during We Fest and 8 arrests for drunken driving. Eight minors were cited for underage drinking. there were 6 arrests on outstanding warrants and five drug arrests.

Sgt. Jesse Grabow says there were 440 citations or warnings for speeding with four drivers going more than 100 mph. One driver was clocked at 106 in a 65 mph zone.

Grabow says troopers noticed that many concertgoers were using designated drivers, ride share services and buses. There were no serious injury or fatality-related crashes during the event at the Soo Pass Ranch south of Detroit Lakes.