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More than 70 drunk drivers taken off Houston area roads during New Year's holiday

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HOUSTON – It was a busy holiday weekend for law enforcement officers in Harris County after a crackdown on drunken drivers led to dozen of charges.

On New Year's Eve, there were 33 driving while intoxicated charges involving first-time offenders. Ten others were charged with second and third offenses and there was a one charge involving a DWI with a child in tow.

On New Year's Day, there were 59 charges involving first-time offenders and five charges were for DWI with a child in tow.