Police beef up patrols to prevent New Year's DUIs

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- In preparation for the New Year's celebrations, police departments in St. Joseph County formed a DUI task force to combat drunk drivers. 

Mishawaka Police Lieutenant Tim Williams says they arrested one person for drinking and driving.

He says it happened around 2 a.m. on Lincolnway East in South Bend. 

There were no DUI arrests made in St. Joseph County during last year's New Year's celebration.

Kosciusko County deputies say they also booked 2 people for driving while under the influence.

Berrien County authorities say they've made 5 DUI arrests so far in 2014.



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