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Published January 17, 2014, 10:02 AM

Long dark journey to DWI: DL Online reporter takes a mock trip through the process

Detroit Lakes, MN - The process is long, expensive and will not only take a load of money out of your wallet, but also pull your self-esteem down to rock bottom.

By: Brian Wierima, Forum News Service, DL-Online, Forum News Service

Detroit Lakes, MN - The process is long, expensive and will not only take a load of money out of your wallet, but also pull your self-esteem down to rock bottom.

It’s a humbling process that brings pain to your family and causes mental stress for an extended period of time.

Don’t expect any sympathy, either, because it’s a Scarlet Letter that comes courtesy of your imprudence.

That’s exactly how lawmakers designed you to feel and be punished for driving under the influence of alcohol — and a lot of Minnesotans have been through it.

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