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Seven arrested on DUI charges

MANATEE — Seven people were booked into the Manatee County jail overnight on DUI charges as local law enforcement cracked down on drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a DUI saturation operation that began at 4 p.m. Monday and ended this morning at 4 a.m. All road deputies and the sheriff’s DUI enforcement unit were on patrol, looking for impaired drivers.

Celebrations overnight were loud but safe, according to Manatee Public Safety officials. Numerous noise complaints were called in, but no injuries reported.