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Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Area law enforcement make at least three dozen drunken driving arrests of St. Patrick’s Day weekend

UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

A Washington State Patrol trooper checks the license of a driver suspected of driving under the influence in 2018. Area law enforcement made at least three dozen drunk driving arrests over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in 2019. (S-R archives)
A Washington State Patrol trooper checks the license of a driver suspected of driving under the influence in 2018. Area law enforcement made at least three dozen drunk driving arrests over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in 2019. (S-R archives)

Nearly 40 people were arrested over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend under suspicion of drunken driving on area highways.

In Eastern Washington, troopers netted 24 arrests as of Sunday morning, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney, spokesman for the Washington State Patrol. Those include Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman counties

Sevigney tweeted the statistics with the message “Don’t be number 25.”

In North Idaho, Idaho State Police arrested 12 people suspected of intoxicated driving on 230 traffic stops in Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties.

As of Sunday afternoon, no major traffic collisions were reported.

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