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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office targeted drunk drivers during a weekend operation that started March 28 and ended March 29.

Deputies conducted DUI patrols across Oklahoma County; a DUI checkpoint was held at the 300 block of N. MacArthur.

In the DUI patrols and at the DUI checkpoint, 37 arrests were made. Reasons for the arrests ranged from driving under the influence of alcohol, to possession of drugs, to driving under suspension after a former felony conviction.

During the stops, 121 tickets were written. Forty-three of those tickets were for not wearing a seat belt, and only seven of the tickets were for speeding. Other citations were for driving without insurance, driving under suspension, and miscellaneous traffic violations, to name a few.

While there were no fatalities, 62 vehicles were impounded during the weekend operation.

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