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Manatee deputies plan numerous DUI patrols in 2015 starting Friday

MANATEE — The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office will conduct DUI saturation patrols throughout 2015.

The first patrol will be from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday in areas with a history of high DUI-related incidents, according to the release.

National averages show an alcohol-related fatality occurs every 30 minutes, according to the release.