Police: Labor Day DUI checkpoints yield few arrests

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Highway Patrol says the low number of arrests at checkpoints statewide prove efforts to prevent drunk driving are working. The Deseret News of Salt Lake City reports ( http://bit.ly/n0eYMQ ) that no drunk drivers were found during at least two checkpoints done over the Labor Day weekend. Each checkpoint stopped more than 1,000 drivers. Sgt. Ted Tingey says the anti-drunk driving campaign targeting schools, businesses and corporations and also using billboards and ads appears to be working. Tingey says the numbers of arrests continues to trend downward, and troopers were heartened to see more people using designated drivers. Tingey says checkpoints were done on the busiest roads and in construction areas. Troopers put in about 1,000 hours of overtime.

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