Extra patrols net 24 drunken-driver holiday arrests

December 02, 1997|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

Howard County police, working with beefed-up patrols, netted 24 arrests on drunken-driving charges during the extended holiday weekend, according to Sgt. Dave Richards, spokesman for the police department.

Three extra officers were patrolling the county's most traveled thoroughfares -- including U.S. 29, Route 175, Route 32, U.S. 40 and U.S. 1 -- on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Police arrested the most suspected drunken drivers -- 12 -- Saturday morning and night, Richards said.

Although police were unable to say yesterday how many arrests the extra patrols netted, 15 people were arrested while the extra patrols were working, Richards said.

"While they helped, let's remember that normal patrol officers normally make the bulk of D.W.I. arrests," Richards said.

Pub Date: 12/02/97

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