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Impaired Driving Week Underway

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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Sunday marks the start of impaired driving week.

Using federal funding, the Idaho Transportation Department partnered with Idaho State Police and local agencies in this effort.

Officers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers, but will also check for seatbelt use. In 2010, police made more than 10,000 DUI arrests and 96 people died as a result of impaired driving.

Almost 46% of Idaho deaths were the result of impaired driving that year.

Police remind those who planning on drinking to call a taxi or a sober friend or family member to take them home.


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