8:09 AM EDT, March 11, 2013
SOUTH BEND – With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and March Madness here, local police are reminding us about the consequences of drunk driving.
Area police conducted a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night at Angela and Twyckenham in South Bend.
A half dozen police agencies worked together on the effort.
135 cars went through it. 7 DUI arrests were made.
That comes on the heels of a similar checkpoint Friday night that stopped 68 vehicles but resulted in no drunk driving arrests.
Police are still marveling at the results of the saturation patrols they did on New Year’s Eve when zero alcohol-related crashes and no DUI arrests were made.
The local blitz to crack down on drunk driving statewide in Indiana will continue through March 24.
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