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Multiple arrests made during weekend's DWI checkpoints

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Albany/HV: Multiple arrests made during weekend's DWI checkpoints
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ALBANY COUNTY -- In keeping with its new tactic, Albany County deputies set up unannounced DWI checkpoints this holiday weekend.

Twenty-three drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. More than a thousand traffic stops were made, with more than half resulting in a range of violations.

The patrol was held in honor of Donna Rehm. In 2006, she was killed when a drunk driver hit her taxi in Watervliet. Megan Vogel was later convicted of second-degree vehicular manslaughter.

Acting County Sheriff Craig Apple said the holidays should be a time of celebration with family and friends and should not’t be ruined by a senseless tragedy.

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