UHP: Statewide DUI blitz a success

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MURRAY -- The Utah Highway Patrol is calling its second statewide DUI blitz a success.

More than 150 troopers took to the road Friday night looking for impaired drivers. In all, they stopped 1,581 cars and arrested 57 people for drunk driving.

"Every county last night was focusing in DUI enforcement. So that was the whole idea, to bring the UHP on the same sheet of music," said Sgt. Jeff Nigbur of the Utah Highway Patrol. "To have one goal, one purpose. Obviously DUIs are very important to us, and getting them off the road."

This blitz followed another successful effort in April. During that blitz, more than 170 troopers made over 80 alcohol-related arrests.

Troopers say the main reason for these blitzes is to make sure everyone on the road makes it home safely.

UHP hopes to conduct at least two more blitzes this year.

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