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New law to be tested with local enforcement
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In an effort to curb impaired driving during the Fourth of July holiday, law enforcement agencies plan to saturate Warren County and test suspected drivers under the state’s new no-refusal law.“This won’t be a ticket writing contest,” said Clint Shrum of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. “This is to make sure you don’t have to spend this weekend in the hospital or funeral home.”The announcement of the stepped-up enforcement in Warren County was made during a press conference Monday on Court Square involving local and state law enforcement, along with the district attorney’s office and General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.Warren County was chosen, along with five other counties, as the proving ground for the new law because of its high fatality rate. Thus far in 2012 there have been 11 people killed in five fatal traffic crashes in Warren County including a quadruple, triple and double fatality.