Okla. officers to crack down on drunken driving

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma law enforcement agencies are joining a national campaign intended to crack down on drunken drivers through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign begins Friday and runs through Sept. 1.

Officials say officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and arresting anyone who is caught driving while impaired.

The highway patrol says that, on average, there is one alcohol impaired driving-related death every 51 minutes across the country.

Authorities say 12 people died in auto crashes in Oklahoma during the Labor Day weekend last year. The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office says three of the fatalities occurred in alcohol-related crashes and another 43 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes.

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