Labor Day Traffic Fatalities and ENDUI Enforcement Efforts

Ponca City Now - September 8, 2015 3:08 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — During the 2015 Labor Day holiday (6 p.m. Friday through 12 a.m. Monday) eight people died as a result of traffic crashes in Oklahoma. These fatalities included four drivers, three passengers, and one driver of a truck/tractor/semi-trailer. No motorcyclists or pedestrians were reported killed this holiday period.

Four chemical testing units, also known as ENDUI vans, were utilized to conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the state. Included were events in Canadian, Cherokee, Oklahoma, Tulsa, and Woodward Counties, with participation by Broken Arrow Police Department, Canadian County Police Department, Collinsville Police Department, El Reno Police Department, Glenpool Police Department, Jenks Police Department, Mustang Police Department, Sand Springs Police Department, Tahlequah Police Department, Tulsa Police Department, Woodward Police Department, Yukon Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee Nation Marshal’s Office, Northeastern State University Police Department, the ABLE Commission and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Preliminary numbers for these events indicated 114 people were arrested on suspicion of DUI, in addition to numerous other arrests, citations and warnings.

 

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