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Greenwich Police make nine drunk driving arrests in 10 days

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After a recent spate of drunk driving arrests in Greenwich, Connecticut, authorities are reminding residents not to drive after drinking.

Greenwich Police / Contribution

GREENWICH — After nine recent drunk driver arrests, three of which involved crashes, local officials are urging residents to remember the dangers of driving after drinking.

Police said the department had made nine arrests since March 14 in driving under the influence cases. Police said the arrests involved three crashes where all three drivers were found passed out at the wheel.

There were no serious injuries in any of the crashes, according to police accident reports.

“The threat of DWI to a community is real, and the impact of a single drunk driving incident can destroy many lives in the blink of an eye,” police said. “We have to be careful with our friends and family and not let them drink and drive.”

Police have reminded residents that there are many options for getting home safely after drinking, including designating a sober driver and using a ride-sharing service.

“The Greenwich Police Department strives to make the roads safe in the town of Greenwich by supporting and participating with local community groups to help educate the community about drunk driving and substance abuse,” said said the police. “We will always enforce motor vehicle laws and remove drunk drivers from the road.”