Crackdown nets 131 drunken driving arrests

LANSING (AP) -- State police say a crackdown that put extra officers on Michigan roads around the Fourth of July holiday led to 131 drunken driving arrests.

The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown ran July 1 to 7 and police announced arrest numbers last week. Police say they also arrested an additional 45 motorists for drug-related offenses and nabbed 110 fugitives.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says the crackdown included law enforcement officers from dozens of agencies and was paid for by federal funds.

Michigan State Police were involved in the effort. The crackdown also involved agencies in counties including Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Chippewa, Delta, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Marquette, Monroe, Muskegon, Oakland, Ogemaw, Ottawa, Saginaw, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw, and Wayne.

Published: Mon, Jul 29, 2013