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Drunk Driving Crackdown Led To Stops, Arrests

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LANSING (AP) - Michigan law enforcement officers made more than 3,700 traffic stops and arrested 126 suspected drunken drivers during a Fourth of July period crackdown.

The “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” crackdown took place July 1-8. It included 23 arrests under the state’s high blood-alcohol content law.

Talking urinal-deodorizer cakes were distributed to Michigan Licensed Beverage Association members in Wayne County, including Detroit, and other areas as part of the effort. A recorded message played reminding men who stepped up to the urinals to call a cab or a friend, if needed, to get home safely.

Officers in 26 counties took part in the federally-funded crackdown. A similar crackdown in 2011 involved officers in 35 counties and resulted in 218 drunk driving arrests.

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