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KITTANNING (KDKA) – Pennsylvania State Police across the Pittsburgh region conducted DUI checkpoints over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

State police in Allegheny, Armstrong and Butler Counties conducted DUI checkpoints and patrols over the past holiday week from Nov. 21-25.

Officers from the Troop D Kittanning station reported that they checked 198 vehicles, yielding nine DUI arrests and six drug arrests.

During the checks, officers issued 24 traffic citations and 33 warnings.

Three probation violations were also issued during the checkpoints over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Pennsylvania State Troopers encourage motorists to “drive sober and/or get a designated driver, along with using their seat belts.”