OHP DUI Crackdown

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Updated: 4/30/2013 9:18 am Published: 4/27/2013 11:26 pm

Since Saturday's DUI patrol in Tulsa County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released numbers from the crack down. 
  • 10 DUI Arrests
  • 5 Drug Arrests
  • 3 Stolen Car Arrested
  • 1 Wanted Person Arrested
  • 22 Driver's License Violations
  • 1 Taxes Due
  • 8 Insurance Violations
  • 50 Speed Violations
  • 35 Defective Vehicles
  • 69 Other Violations
According to Captain George Brown with OHP, "We consider this mission successful because there were no fatality crash victims during the time of the special emphasis.  We did respond to one single-vehicle injury collision on the IDL.  This crash occurred at 2:59 AM this morning and from last update, all three occupants of the vehicle are in stable condition."

State Troopers took part in a special DUI saturation patrol on Saturday.

The Oklahoma Highway patrol says last April there were 8 teen deaths in teens ages 16-19 because of drunk driving. Troopers say that number more than double what they saw in April 2011.

"We designed this crackdown to coincide with prom season and other activities of young drivers.  Our goal is to be extremely visible, target DUI offenders and prevent highway tragedies which too often occur this time of year", stated Troop B Tulsa OHP Captain Jerry Reagan.

Troopers patrolled most of the major highways in Tulsa County including I-244, I-44, U.S. Highway 169, U.S. Highway 75.

Troopers were on the lookout for all drivers under the influence, aggressive and inattentive drivers and other traffic violators.

FOX23’s Dontaye Carter rode along with Trooper Bobby Raines as he patrolled I-44.

Troopers reported one DUI arrest. They will continue the operation until 3 Sunday morning.

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Bushidokop - 4/29/2013 4:50 PM
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Doesn't matter, neither are illegal.

Unwashed Mass - 4/28/2013 5:31 PM
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So are they just not saying last year's saturation patrol was a failure?

Unwashed Mass - 4/28/2013 5:25 PM
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Oh, he was just taking his eyes off the road to operate a handheld electronic device that wasnt a phone, and that makes all the difference in the world.

Mayor Maynot - 4/28/2013 7:00 AM
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Set the tome on rookie night, to protect and to serve protocol. Whatever keeps Otis coming back to work on Monday morning

Bushidokop - 4/28/2013 6:45 AM
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Except that wasn't a cell phone, but the remote to his radar. Nice try.

Unwashed Mass - 4/28/2013 1:00 AM
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The trooper was texting and driving... but they should be allowed to because they are so much better at it?
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