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Fourth of July Weekend Yields Thousands of Violations
(AP) - Alabama state troopers report they made
152 drunken driving arrests and issued slightly more than 3,000
speeding tickets during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.
A trooper spokesman, Cpl. Steve Jarrett, says troopers also
issued nearly 1,100 seat belt citations and 84 citations for child
The state Department of Public Safety used extra patrols during
the busy weekend to try to keep down accidents. State troopers
investigated three fatal accidents. They said two of the fatalities
appeared alcohol related.
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