ALBANY – Memorial Day weekend is upon us.
While they day marks a solemn occasion to pause and pay tribute to those who lost their lives in defense of our country, it also is the unofficial start of summer, with various events and activities set to take place across the country. As a result, the New York State Police and local law enforcement statewide will be increasing patrols to combat drunk and impaired driving over the weekend.
According to the governor’s office, Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and police will be out in force to remove impaired and reckless drivers from our highways. The initiative starts today and runs until Monday, May 30.
Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols by State Police and local law enforcement agencies during this holiday weekend.
This initiative is partially funded by the Governors Traffic Safety Committee.