Utah Highway Patrol warns drivers to stay sober this New Year’s Eve

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UTAH, Dec. 29, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol officials are warning drivers to stay sober this New Year’s Eve.

“In a year when almost everything has been different, one thing that has remained the same is Utah law enforcement’s commitment to stopping impaired drivers,” said a news release from UHP Tuesday. “On this New Year’s Eve, just like previous New Year’s Eves, law enforcement will be out working overtime to deter, detect, and remove impaired drivers from Utah’s roadways.”

There has been an increase in DUI enforcement statewide from Dec. 16. and that will continue through Jan. 1, the news release said.

“During this time, over 250 extra DUI shifts are being worked by 23 different Utah law enforcement agencies, with a majority of these shifts targeting New Years’ Eve celebrations,” the news release added. “Additionally, Utah Highway Patrol will be conducting a statewide DUI blitz and increased DUI enforcement shifts on New Year’s Eve.”

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