At least 13 holiday arrests for DUI and public intoxication

At least 13 holiday arrests for DUI and public intoxication

January 1st, 2014 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

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CHATTANOOGA - More than a dozen people were booked on DUI and public intoxication charges after midnight on New Year's Eve in the Hamilton County Jail. The arrests follow several days of increased publicity by local and state law enforcement agencies.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol operated their "No Refusal" enforcement campaign during the Eve holiday period. The special enforcement began at 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 30 and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

The goal is to catch impaired drivers and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways. The "No Refusal" legislation allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

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