31 DUI Arrests, No DUI-Related Crashes in OKC

Law enforcement agencies in the Oklahoma City area recorded 31 arrests for driving under the influence as Oklahomans welcomed in the new year.

Extra officers from several agencies, including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma City Police Department, patrolled city streets watching for impaired drivers. No DUI-related crashes were reported.

Officers from the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission visited establishments that served alcohol, checking 41 locations and monitoring the sale of alcoholic beverages. ABLE officers also assisted with three public intoxication arrests.

Preliminary numbers from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System show that no traffic fatalities were reported statewide from late Dec. 31 to early Jan. 1. But 11 fatalities were reported between Dec. 28 and Jan. 2. This compares to five fatalities in the comparable time period a year ago.