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A Seattle man was arrested Friday night on suspicion of drunk driving during a Napa Police Department patrol for intoxicated drivers.

The driver, 28, was stopped for a traffic violation and officers determined he had been drinking, according to a Napa Police press release.

Five other drivers were cited for moving violations. In total, officers stopped 18 cars during the patrol, police say. The patrol was funded thanks to a state Office of Traffic Safety grant.

Impaired drivers who are charged with driving under the influence can face $13,500 in fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and more, police say. They could also face jail time.

The department says it will conduct a DUI checkpoint later this month.

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Public Safety Reporter

Courtney Teague is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She can be reached at 707-256-2221. You can follow her reporting on Twitter and Facebook, or send her anonymous tip at: tinyurl.com/anonymous-tipbox-courtney.