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Super Bowl Sunday DUI Operation Called Success In Kane County

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A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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ST. CHARLES, Ill. (CBS) — This year’s so “No Refusal” program on Super Bowl Sunday is being called a success in Kane County.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, the operation involves stepped-up DUI patrols in 11 Kane County cities on Super Bowl Sunday – a day when DUI fatalities typically rise.

Suspected drunken drivers who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test are given expedited search warrants to put pressure on them to comply.

This year’s operation resulted in five arrests for DUI – all first-time offenders.

Another “No Refusal” operation is planned for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports

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