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UPDATED: Operation S.A.N.T.A. yields drunken driving arrests, traffic violations

By Anna Isaacs

Publication: theday.com

Published December 25. 2012 9:00PM   Updated December 26. 2012 10:53AM

As part of a statewide campaign to target distracted driving, cellphone use while driving and seat belt use, state police have reported making 23 drunken driving arrests and issuing 398 speeding infractions between Christmas Eve and midnight Wednesday.

State police also reported three fatalities in that time period, according to a press release from State Police Lt. J Paul Vance.

As part of Operation S.A.N.T.A. (Stop Another Needless Tragic Accident), state police also issued 15 seat belt infractions and 703 hazardous moving violations, and reported 222 accidents with 23 injuries.

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