Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 5, 2013

W.Va. State Police arrest 67 for DUI during blitz


Associated Press

PRINCETON — A statewide blitz by West Virginia State Police resulted in 67 arrests for driving under the influence and 352 traffic citations.

Spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous said Tuesday that troopers also arrested two fugitives, and made 54 felony arrests and 91 misdemeanor arrests.

Twenty-three people were charged with driving on a revoked license for DUI. Fifty-three people received citations for speeding.

Troopers conducted the campaign Friday through Sunday.

State police Supt. Col. Jay Smithers says 67 DUI arrests in one weekend are disheartening.

Smithers say efforts to educate the public on the hazards of driving under the influence must continue.