New Year's Eve calm, clear of DUI ails

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By Bob White


Hardin County   According to emergency dispatchers, police and jail logs, Hardin County was spared any significant New Year’s Eve problems stemming from drunk or reckless drivers.

Between 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and noon Jan. 1, 2009, seven drivers were jailed at the Hardin County Detention Center on the charge of driving under the influence.

No fatal wrecks occurred on local roads during the same timeframe.

Dispatchers with state, county and city police agencies said they were unaware of any DUI-related wrecks.

No safety checkpoints were conducted on Hardin County-area roads.