State Troopers Crackdown DUI

By: AP
By: AP

State troopers, along with county and municipal law enforcement agencies, are warning Alabama motorists, "You Drink and Drive. You Lose."

The Department of Public Safety says all available troopers will be on duty over the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period.

The intense enforcement campaign will include line patrols and checkpoints, to target impaired drivers and speeders. Officers also plan stepped up enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws.

Troopers estimate that 13 people may die in traffic accidents over the holiday travel period that begins at 6 p.m. Friday night and ends at midnight Monday, Sept. 5

Last year in Alabama, seven people, five on rural roads and two in urban areas, died in traffic accidents over the Labor Day weekend. At least two of the fatalities were alcohol-related and two people killed were not using seat belts.


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