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Area Authorities to Begin DUI Crackdown with Special Patrol

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Authorities across the state plan to increase patrols through the weekend on Oklahoma roads in order to decrease alcohol-related crashes.

Members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Tulsa Police Department sent out advisories this week about the statewide effort. A special enforcement patrol will begin at 7 p.m. and last through 3 a.m.

"It will be no tolerance," TPD's Jill Roberson told KTUL. "So if you are stopped and you have been drinking, then you will be arrested for that."

Officials stated the patrols are geared at curbing the average annual 4,500 alcohol-related crashes and 220 alcohol-related fatalities. Statewide goals have been developed that show improvements in decreasing those numbers, especially during holiday weekends.

Law enforcement agencies from Tulsa, Kay, Osage, Pawnee, and Payne Counties will be taking part in Friday evening's special patrol.

"Come night time and possibly even during the day, because a lot of people are going to be off work, they're going to be traveling because a lot of people do go to bars or restaurants and have a drink," Roberson added. "So we're just making sure that they're going to keep the rest of the citizens safe."


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