Manatee DUI operation nabs 3


MANATEE -- Three motorists were charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and were arrested during a recent county wide DUI operation put on by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The operation ran from 3 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, according to a report.

Besides the three DUI arrests, there were three other misdemeanor arrests, 21 citations for speeding, three seat belt violations, 31 citations issued, nine written warnings issued and seven other violations, the report states.

Annually, more than 17,000 people are killed and another 305,000 are injured as a result of impaired drivers, the report adds.

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