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A Rochester police officer has been honored for his prowess in capturing drunk drivers.

For a second straight year, Officer Eric Christenson has been named a DWI Patrol All-Star by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. He is one of 61 officers, deputies, state troopers, and prosecutors throughout Minnesota who were selected for inclusion in the 2021 All-Star squad for "going above and beyond to get impaired motorists off the road."

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Representatives of the state agency and the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths campaign recently presented Officer Christenson with a baseball bat to signify his All-Star status as well as a DWI Hat Trick Award. That honor recognizes a law officer’s achievement of arresting three impaired drivers within one shift.

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A news release issued by the Rochester's Department indicates officer Christenson made a total of 87 DWI arrests last year.

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