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APD releases St.Patrick's Day DWI numbers

Published: Mar. 18, 2017 at 6:43 PM AKDT
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Anchorage police confirm a total of eight DWI arrests were made during the evening hours of St.Patrick's Day and into Saturday morning.

Despite the holiday, APD says that's about average for a Friday night.

In years past, Anchorage police have increased the number of officers patrolling for individuals driving under the influence.

Police would not confirm whether or not additional officers are patrolling this weekend.

These eight calls were dispatched between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., according to police.