DWI sweep nets 17 arrests

— Seventeen were arrested on drunk driving charges over the Labor Day weekend, according to figures released Tuesday, Sept. 6, through the Albany County STOP-DWI Program.

Ten municipal agencies and State Police participated in the blanket patrol. Of the drunken driving arrests, two were for aggravated DWI for having a blood alcohol level of above 0.18 percent, and there was also one arrest made for DWAI-drugs.

In the 589 traffic stops made during the sweep, police also discovered 15 designated drivers and 11 instances of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The average BAC for those arrested on drunken driving charges was 0.14 percent.

The Labor Day sweep was the 91st countywide blanket patrol in the STOP-DWI Program's history.

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