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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 12/ 3/2010

Police on watch for drunk drivers

By Ashley Halsey III

As the holiday season tippling gets into full swing so do police efforts to snare drunk drivers.

Fairfax County police say drunk driver arrests are 78 percent higher in December than during the other 11 months of the year. So far in 2010 they have arrested 2,493 drunk drivers and investigated 660 crashes involving impaired driving, Fairfax police said.

Virginia State Police announced Thursday that they were conducting a coordinated enforcement effort on some corridors, such as Interstate 66, through Saturday.

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By Ashley Halsey III  | December 3, 2010; 12:35 PM ET
Categories:  Driving  
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When out enjoying the holidays, remember to eat while you imbibe, and don't hesitate to drink a cup or two of coffee before attempting the drive home. Lack of sleep and food is what causes most people to drive so erratically that the police can spot them a mile away.

Posted by: blasmaic | December 3, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

They don't normally watch for drunk drivers? What do they do all day????

Posted by: getjiggly1 | December 3, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

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