SALT LAKE CITY -- A statewide law enforcement blitz aimed at taking drunken drivers off the roads has turned up 64 arrests over the weekend, and officials say they're keeping extra staff on the road for Halloween night.
The Utah Highway Patrol says the arrests come as more than 100 additional state troopers were on duty. City and county law enforcement agencies also beefed up their staffing.
Several DUI checkpoints set up along roadways checked driver sobriety at random.
Highways patrol spokesman Dwayne Baird said that the agency is trying to keep drunken Halloween partygoers off the roads to meet a goal of zero fatalities. They also want to protect children and their parents who are out trick-or-treating Monday.