New Year’s DUI blitz yields 183 stops, 22 arrests; Car dealers donate $5,000

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SALT LAKE CITY — The first night of a New Year’s DUI blitz conducted by Utah Highway Patrol yielded more than 200 stops and a handful of arrests in northern Utah.

Due to the extended holiday weekend, the enforcement will run through Sunday, according to UHP officials.

During the first night of the blitz, UHP troopers stopped 183 vehicles and made 22 DUI arrests.

These numbers include Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

New Car Dealers of Utah helped the UHP with the DUI blitz by presenting them with a check for $5,000. The money, which is part of the “Good Wheels” program, will go toward helping pay for overtime for troopers who accrued it during the DUI blitz.

2 comments

  • Trace

    Surprised they aren’t putting up (against the Constitution) Illegal check points. Show me your papers, even though I have no rights to make you.

    • BOB

      TRACE – Published: On June 15, 1990 the US Supreme Court ruled that sobriety checkpoints were constitutional. The case posed the question of whether a state’s use of highway sobriety checkpoints violates the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. They hold that it does not.
      Sorry Trace by your opinion is wrong.

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