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Stepped-up drunken driving patrols lead to 100s of arrests

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Law enforcement officials in Michigan say stepped-up drunken driving patrols during the end of the summer led to hundreds of arrests.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says Monday that officers from police departments, sheriff's offices and state police posts arrested 351 drunken drivers and issued 2,630 seat belt and child restraint citations during the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown.

The stepped up drunken driving and seat belt enforcement began Aug. 21 and ran through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Reports also indicate officers made 152 drug arrests and 41 felony arrests. According to preliminary reports, there were 13 traffic fatalities during the 2015 Labor Day holiday period. Three of those deaths involved alcohol and five vehicle occupants weren't buckled up.

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