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Published October 04, 2012, 03:35 PM

Increase in DUI patrols set for northeast North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Area law-enforcement officers are set to beef up drunken driving patrols in northeast North Dakota.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Area law-enforcement officers are set to beef up drunken driving patrols in northeast North Dakota.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that more officers will be assigned to patrol city and rural roads, as well as state highways, beginning Oct. 12.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 45 percent of fatalities on the state's roadways were related to alcohol. In 2011, there were about 6,200 drunken driving arrests in the state.

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