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Seven arrested for DWI at checkpoint

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In an effort to cut down on drunken driving on New Year's Eve, state troopers and Ruston police officers staged the checkpoint on the South Service Road between Tarbutton Road and Louisiana Highway 544.
During the checkpoint, which ran from 11 p.m. Friday night until 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, the troopers and officers stopped nearly 400 drivers, made 37 field sobriety tests and arrested seven drivers, according to a press release from Troop F public information officer Julie Lewis.

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