Tulsa police patrolling for drunk drivers on holiday weekend

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Updated: 11/27/2013 1:56 pm Published: 11/27/2013 1:56 pm

The Tulsa Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers this Thanksgiving.

Police want to remind all drivers and passengers to never drink and drive, always buckle up, obey the speed limit, and eliminate all distractions in the vehicle while driving.

Over 700 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in Oklahoma highway crashes in 2012. Over fifty percent were not wearing their seatbelts. Eighty-five percent of Oklahoma’s fatalities in alcohol-related motor vehicle traffic crashes involved an alcohol-impaired driver and nineteen percent were speeding.

Shoppers out for the big deals on Black Friday need to be aware that blocking of any intersection is a citable offense.

Motorcycles and Traffic Units will be monitoring the major shopping centers to make sure that motorist take advantage of the good deals and not take advantage of other motorist by creating traffic jams.

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Unwashed Mass - 11/27/2013 6:23 PM
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The grant that pays these officers overtime comes with a quota, so the threshold at which people are arrested varies with how many they have bagged so far. It's an industry, folks.
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