Highway patrol plans DUI crackdown on Friday

Highway patrol plans DUI crackdown on Friday

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Highway Patrol plans a crackdown Friday on drunken drivers.

So far, 130 state troopers have signed up for the DUI "blitz" that starts Friday night at 9.

Sgt. Jeff Nigbur says a similar effort in April that lasted five days resulted in more than 80 alcohol-related arrests.

Nigbur says on Friday night troopers will be out across the state on the lookout for impaired drivers.

Col. Daniel Fuhr, superintendent of the highway patrol, says removing drunk drivers from state roadways is a top priority for the agency.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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