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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Holiday DUI Arrests On Par With Recent Years

Extra law enforcement patrols over the New Year's Eve weekend rounded up plenty of drivers who had apparently celebrated too heavily. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that there were no fatal crashes, but deputies did book 16 allegedly drunken drivers from noon on New Year's Eve to noon on New Year's Day.

That number is pretty close to previous years, with 17 last year and 15 the year before that.

Coeur d'Alene Police made five DUI arrests, Post Falls Police made three, and Idaho State Police arrested seven in the five northern counties. DUI emphasis patrols were paid for using grants from federal dollars.

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