Police stepping up DWI patrols for Labor Day weekend

Cops will be out in droves with DWI checkpoints over Labor Day weekend

Another 3.9 million plan to travel by airplane, down from the 4.0 million that flew last Labor Day holiday.

Michigan State Police Troopers and other law enforcement statewide are ramping up efforts this Labor Day weekend to reduce traffic collisions and help keep motorists safe.

The enforcement period started at 12:01 a.m. on Sept.1 and will run through 11:59 p.m. on Sep. 5. No fatalities have been reported but there were 34 injuries.

Almost a million Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day holiday weekend, according to estimates from Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office.

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"I encourage both New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy all that our great state has to offer this Labor Day weekend, and to do so safely and responsibly", Governor Cuomo said.

"Our goal during this campaign is to step up our enforcement efforts to ensure we can take intoxicated and drug-impaired drivers off our roadways before they injure or kill other motorists and their passengers", Beach said in a press release. Sobriety checkpoints and DUI patrols will be in place through the weekend.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving killed more than 10,000 people in 2015. In addition to more troopers being out on the roads, more than 150 local enforcement agencies will have extra patrols. "Drivers continue to break the law by driving impaired, putting thousands of travelers at risk every day". Unmarked vehicles will also be on patrol.

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