JOPLIN, MO.--- Joplin police report a number of drunk driving arrests during the overnight hours. Officers say five drivers were taken into custody for a D.W.I. in the New Year's time frame. Extra patrols were on the street, taking part in a state department of highway safety enforcement effort. Joplin numbers are slightly lower than the nine booked in the Springfield jurisdiction. Meanwhile, the Missouri Highway Patrol says they had a number of DWI arrests as well, but those numbers have not yet been released.
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