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Deputies nab pair for DUII

Hillsboro men arrested during early morning hours March 22

Twenty-one-year-old Bryan Wallace and 23-year-old Manuel Contreras were among six drivers arrested early Saturday morning, March 22 by Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies during DUII investigations.

During a two-hour time frame between 1:20 a.m. and 3:10 a.m., deputies arrested six people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants after making several traffic stops and responding to a pair of crashes.

The sheriff's office "has a long history of commitment to DUII enforcement and receives grant money to increase directed patrols to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on the road," said public information officer Vance Stimler. Enhanced DUII enforcement efforts can reduce alcohol-related fatalities by as much as 34 percent, according to one study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, he added.

Those arrested were lodged in the Washington County Jail.

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