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Summer DUI enforcement patrols begin today

Focus is on impairment from alcohol and pot


In Grant and Adams counties, motorists driving impaired will have a greater chance of being pulled over by law enforcement, as nearly 150 additional DUI patrols begin across the state. Patrols run from August 14 through Labor Day weekend, a time when fatalities from impairment tend to increase. To reduce fatalities, traffic safety officials offer a simple message for drivers who consume alcohol or other drugs: plan before you party.

“We conduct the ‘Plan before you party’ campaign during the busy summer travel time because we want everyone to get home safe,” says Mark Medalen, impa...

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