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Last holiday season was deadly on the roads, use caution this year, says state Department of Public Safety

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The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is stressing safe driving during the Christmas holiday following a deadly 2007 when 11 motorists were killed between Dec. 21- 25. Of those killed, six were not wearing seat belts and three were killed in alcohol-related crashes.

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The Christmas holiday will be accompanied by enhanced, statewide DWI patrols continuing throughout December. During 2005-2007 over the holiday period more than 1,700 motorists were arrested for DWI.

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