10 More Arrested for Drunk Driving During Sixth Weekend of Patrol Surge on Routes 24/195

Massachusetts State Police Troopers also caught three drivers going more than 100 m.p.h.

The following is adapted from a press release from the Massachusetts State Police to Patch:

Massachusetts State Police troopers deployed as part of the made 10 more drunk driving arrests, including one for a sixth offense, during overnight hours this past weekend.

The sixth weekend of the patrol surge also resulted in 14 other arrests, issuance of six criminal summonses and 263 citations for motor vehicle violations.

Three operators stopped for speeding were clocked at speeds of 104, 107, and 110 miles per hour.

Since the Routes 24/195 Patrol Initiative began on the night of July 27, deployed troopers have made 55 OUI arrests, 56 other arrests, issued 42 criminal summons, and written 1,640 citations for motor vehicle violations.

Of the 55 OUI arrests, 44 were for OUI-1st offense; seven were for 2nd offense; two were for 3rd offense; one was for 4th offense, and one was for the aforementioned 6th offense.

The Patrol Initiative deploys 11 additional troopers on Routes 24 and 195 in southeastern Massachusetts, and on feeder roads into those highways, on each of two overnight periods: Friday night into Saturday morning and Saturday night into Sunday morning.

The initiative will run through the end of September.


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