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One for the road? Think again as Malheur deputies launch DUI patrols

The sheriff's office will pay particular attention to inattentive and drunk drivers during a new traffic safety effort that began last week. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office is launching a series of roadway stings this month and into next year to get drunk drivers off the road and people off their cell phones.

Three state grants of more than $20,000 will fund the effort.

“We will get extra patrols out and going, two or three or four extra people specifically looking . . .