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State DUI task force arrests 297

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Posted: Sunday, July 6, 2008 10:38 pm | Updated: 10:17 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Close to 300 people throughout the state were arrested with DUIs during the Independence Day Holiday DUI Task Force enforcement. The campaign started Thursday and is led by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Seventy agencies and 399 officers participated, making 3,700 traffic stops throughout the weekend.

Eighty-four of the 297 received extreme DUIs, with at least .15 blood alcohol content. The average BAC was .14.

Police also gave out 141 minor underage consumption citations. Officers conducted saturation patrols, sobriety checkpoints and youth alcohol enforcement statewide throughout the weekend. Final numbers through Sunday will be available today.

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