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

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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.

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

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

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