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Dozens Of OUI Arrests, But No Deadly Crashes On Mass. Highways Over Weekend

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BOSTON (CBS) –State Police reported on Monday that there were no deadly crashes on Massachusetts highways over the weekend.

Statistically, the Thanksgiving weekend marks the beginning of the deadliest time of year for fatal crashes on the roads.

Troopers were out in full force across the state this past holiday weekend cracking down on drunk and aggressive driving.

They handed out hundreds of tickets and busted dozens suspected drunk drivers.

In southeastern Massachusetts alone, with increased patrols along Routes 24 and 195, Troopers made 13 drunk driving arrests between Friday and Saturday night and handed out 288 tickets.

One driver stopped on Route 195 on Saturday was clocked going 125 mph. Police say he had an active warrant and was arrested.

One suspected drunk driver was seriously injured in a head-on crash Friday. Police say he was driving the wrong way on the Braga Bridge in Fall River. It’s unclear whether anyone else was injured in that crash.

State police also reported that sobriety checkpoints set up Friday in Lowell and Saturday in Canton ended in 21 OUI arrests.

Troopers plan to be out again next weekend.

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