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They picked up more than drunks

When Idaho law enforcement agencies put on a big push to target impaired drivers over the Thanksgiving holiday period, they actually came up with more other offenders. ITD reports that the Nov. 21-30 mobilization, funded by a federal grant, resulted in 314 DUI arrests over nine days. But it also led to 2,135 speeding tickets, 717 uninsured motorist citations and 360 seat belt violations. Click below to read the full list.


According to ITD’s Office of Highway Operations and Safety, 31 law enforcement agencies statewide participated in the Thanksgiving holiday patrols that were funded through a federal grant administered by ITD. Law enforcement officers made 314 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests over the nine-day period. In addition to the DUI arrests, law enforcement officers also apprehended 62 fugitives, made 109 felony arrests, recorded 87 drug arrests and recovered 10 stolen vehicles. A number of additional citations also were issued during the mobilization:

-    360 seat belt citations
-    63 child safety seat citations
-    257 suspended license citations
-    717 uninsured motorist citations
-    2,135 speeding citations
-    36 reckless driving citations
-    64 underage alcohol citations


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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