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      Crackdown a success in U.P.

      The 'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' crackdown over the July 4th weekend has been deemed a success here in the Upper Peninsula by the Michigan State Police.

      The crackdown on drunk driving was held from July 1st through July 7th.

      Officials at the Negaunee State Police Post say the extra federal grant money made available to them helped keep more troopers on the roads during the holiday.

      A total of nine drug-related arrests and seven alcohol-related arrests occurred in the U.P. during the crackdown.

      "The extra hours certainly always help. Those troopers that are assigned on that grant initiative are specifically focusing on drinking drivers," said Sargent Kevin Dowling of the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post.

      A total of 464 vehicle stops were made over the seven day crackdown.

      According to Michigan State Police, there were no fatalities in the U.P. during that week.