Dozens of DUI arrests made during 4-hour Halloween blitz

Published: Monday, Nov. 1 2010 1:40 a.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — Eighty-seven DUI-related arrests were made during a four-hour statewide Halloween impaired driver blitz by the Utah Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies.

Between 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday, 1,586 vehicles were stopped by agencies throughout the state, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety. A little more than 200 of those stops took place in Salt Lake County, where 24 of the arrests were made.

Officers issued 51 field sobriety tests in Salt Lake County and found five vehicles with open containers.

Another 86 vehicles stopped statewide had designated drivers, according to UDOT.

— Molly Farmer

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