SCHP makes four DUI arrests in New Year's crackdown

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By Reece Murphy

 S.C. Highway Patrol officials said this year’s New Year’s DUI blitz Sober or Slammer! was a success that indicates a need to stay the course on anti-DUI efforts.

SCHP Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said between 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and midnight Jan. 1, troopers in Lancaster and Chesterfield counties Post D coverage area issued a total of 173 tickets, but made only four DUI arrests.

Unlike other counties in the upstate, Elder said, there were no fatal accidents in Lancaster and Chesterfield counties over the New Year’s holiday, DUI-related or otherwise.

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