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STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ State police and University of Connecticut officers say they cited more than 160 drivers on the first day of an enhanced enforcement effort as they prepare for next week’s Spring Weekend.

Authorities set up sobriety checkpoints around the Storrs campus Thursday night and will continue the effort Friday and Saturday.

Police on Thursday night handed out 151 tickets for motor vehicle infractions and five tickets for illegal parking. Police also charged one person with drunken driving, four minors with possessing alcohol and two people for having open alcohol containers.

No student activities are planned for this year’s Spring Weekend, which runs April 21 to 24, because officials want to prevent violence and other problems that have occurred in past years. Officials also will turn away many visitors at campus borders.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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