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St. Patrick’s Day Patrol

Written By: Tanja Rekhi
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ELMIRA (WENY) -- Local authorities had a busy weekend with extra St. Patrick's Day Patrols.
     New York State Police in Horseheads made more than 150 citations in Chemung County over the three day weekend.
     A handful were for D-W-I and distracted driving, most were speeding violations.
     The sheriff's office had dedicated patrols looking out for people driving under the influence.
     Captain Douglas Houper says they arrested three people over the holiday weekend.
     "Our duty is to save lives and if we have to arrest a drunk driver to save that life that's what we're willing to do," says Captain Houper. "So that's what we're out there to do. We pull over a lot of cars looking for any reason that's a violation of law and we check the sobriety of the driver."
     Police say it was a surprisingly light night for law enforcement and they thank the people who thought ahead and had a designated driver.

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