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Drunk Driver Arrests on New Year's

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Billings Police say they had a busy New Year's Eve.

There were 252 calls over a 24-hour period. Billings Police made 24 arrests and eleven of them were DUIs. Police Chief Rich St. John says the extra shift of police officers and the concentration of police downtown helped them get through the busy holiday. But he says there's more to do.

"You know 11 DUIs over a 24-hour period is still a lot and it's not acceptable, so hopefully we can do better," Chief St. John said. "We'll keep working at it and we'll get people's compliance, and then we'll be doing well."

Police say public education of the services and dangers to prevent drunk driving helped and plan to continue.