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Sardine Canyon traffic checkpoint yields arrests

Sardine Canyon traffic checkpoint yields arrests



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- An administrative traffic checkpoint on State Road 89-91 near the Dry Lake area of Sardine Canyon resulted in five arrests and more than 100 warnings.

The checkpoint occurred Monday near mile marker 12 in the area known as Dry Lake.

The Utah Highway Patrol stopped 828 vehicles to make sure they had snow tires or chains, which are required in the canyon from Nov 1. through March 31. But troopers also made arrests for driving under the influence and drug possession, among other things.

UHP Lt. Lee Perry says troopers gave 92 warnings to drivers for having bald tires, 69 warnings for defective windshields and six warnings were given for vehicles required to have mud flaps.

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Information from: The Herald Journal

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

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