COPY-Police look for holiday drunks

Associated Press - September 6, 2009 6:14 PM ET

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police across the state are devoting special attention to stopping drunken drivers over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

State troopers are embarking on special patrols and some agencies are conducting sobriety checkpoints.

State police say that in Arkansas last year, 171 people died in crashes in which drivers were legally impaired. Troopers are trying to bring that number down, and they'll be engaging in saturation patrols over the long weekend.

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