Police plan DWI crackdown for holiday weekend

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The state police and local law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on drunken and dangerous driving over the Memorial Day weekend, according to an announcement by state police officials.

The crackdown will run from Friday, May 22 through Tuesday, May 26, the law enforcers have announced.

The STOP-DWI enforcement will see an increase in law enforcement patrols and sobriety checkpoints, the announcement said.

State police will be using both marked patrol cars and unmarked vehicles as they search for drunk, impaired and reckless driving.

“As we take time this Memorial Day to honor those who died in service to our county, we remind motorists to make safety the top priority,” said State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett.

“If your holiday plans include alcohol, please arrange for a safe ride home,” Corlett added.

“Driving impaired is a choice that often has serious and even deadly consequences,” the state police superintendent said.

“State troopers will be highly visible this weekend, and will have zero tolerance for impaired, reckless and distracted drivers,” he added.

On Memorial Day weekend in 2019, state police arrested 225 people for drunken driving and issued 13,693 tickets. Troopers investigated 134 motor vehicle accidents across the state, including four fatalities.

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