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More than 1,200 arrested for drunken driving in Over the Limit, Under Arrest

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More than 1,200 arrested for drunken driving in Over the Limit, Under Arrest
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More than 1,200 people in Wisconsin were arrested for drunken driving in the state's recent crackdown.

The Over the Limit, Under Arrest campaign lasted 17 days from late August through Labor Day.

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The DOT said the effort resulted in almost 53,000 traffic citations and warnings. More than 9,000 of those were for speeding, and more than 5,000 citations were given to those not wearing their seat belts.

The campaign also netted some criminal arrests.

Four-hundred people were arrested on outstanding warrants.

More than 200 got picked up for drug offenses, and there were 65 felony arrests. The DOT said 2,700 officers from 320 agencies took part in the "Over the Limit, Under Arrest" campaign.

State Patrol Supt. David Collins said the goal was to get people to drive more responsibly.

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