Nearly 15,000 vehicles stopped by law enforcement during late-summer crackdown across Michigan

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LANSING, Michigan — Michigan law enforcement agencies stopped nearly 15,000 vehicles and arrested 169 suspected drunken drivers as part of a late-summer crackdown.

The state announced Tuesday that officers from 150 local police departments, sheriff's offices and Michigan State Police posts also issued more than 4,500 seat belt and child restraint citations during "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," which ran Aug. 15 through the Labor Day weekend.

During the three-week effort, officers also issued nearly 1,200 citations for speeding, 550 citations for driving with a suspended license and nearly 900 citations to uninsured motorists. Officers arrested 243 fugitives and made 277 other misdemeanor arrests.

The state's Office of Highway Safety Planning coordinated the enforcement by administering federal traffic safety funds to departments.


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