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Oregon State Police Arrest 36 for DUIs over St. Patrick's Day Weekend

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Oregon State Police say troopers arrested 36 people for driving under the influence over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Oregon State Police say troopers arrested 36 people for driving under the influence over St. Patrick's Day weekend.

OREGON - Oregon State Police say troopers arrested 36 people for driving under the influence over St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Of the 36 arrests, 14 were on Saturday, 10 on Sunday, and 12 were on St. Patrick's Day into early Tuesday morning.  

Last year when St. Patrick's Day was on a Sunday, police reported 29 DUI between Saturday and Monday morning. 17 arrests happened on the holiday, into Monday morning. 

Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, and ODOT thank each person who celebrated St. Patrick's Day and pledged to play it smart by driving sober or using a designated driver.

Troopers say there were also three fatal traffic crashes over the St. Patrick's Day this weekend, each involving motorcycle operators who died.

Two were in southern Oregon, the third was in Lincoln County and killed a 65-year old man from California. Police believe all three motorcycle drivers may have been speeding.

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