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DWI patrol scheduled for Halloween weekend

The Albany County Sheriff''s Department has announced a STOP-DWI Blanket Patrol will be in effect for the Halloween weekend.

The patrol is to start at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, and run until 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.

The Sheriff's Department and 11 other police agencies are to participate in what is to be the 84th such patrol since the program began in 1989. A blanket patrol generally involves increased sobriety checkpoints and police patrols on area roadways.

The last blanket patrol, held Sept. 2 to 5, resulted in 18 arrests on charges of drugged or drunk driving."

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