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Oklahoma County traffic enforcement effort results in 165 citations, 43 arrests

Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies, Oklahoma City police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers participated in a traffic enforcement effort overnight Saturday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 1, 2012
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Law officers wrote 165 citations and issued 57 warnings during a weekend traffic enforcement effort.

Forty-three people were arrested, some on multiple counts, Oklahoma County sheriff's spokesman Mark Myers said in a news release issued Tuesday.

Sheriff's deputies, Oklahoma City police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers participated in the traffic enforcement effort that began at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and ran until 4 a.m. Sunday.

They arrested people for driving under the influence, 28 counts; driving under suspension, 14 counts; four warrants; possession of a controlled dangerous substance, three counts; and transporting an open container of alcohol, three counts.

Drivers were stopped at a sobriety checkpoint at 300 N MacArthur Blvd. and by law officers on patrol throughout the county, according to the news release.

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