MSP To Have Strong Presence Over Long Weekend
May 27, 2016 08:20PM
By Bill Gilman
The Massachusetts State Police will supplement regular road patrols with several additional traffic enforcement operations for the upcoming holiday weekend, including sobriety checkpoints, extra patrols, and a high-visibility presence at state parks, beaches and reservations.
State troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Plymouth County. The goal of the checkpoints, which are conducted according to all applicable laws and department policy, is crash reduction by identifying and apprehending impaired operators. The exact locations are not released prior to the start of each checkpoint.
State Police are also in the midst of enforcement patrols, officers will be enforcing all motor vehicle violations observed, with particular focus on speeding, aggressive and dangerous driving, child passenger safety violations, and the secondary enforcement of seatbelt infractions. Beginning tonight and continuing throughout the long weekend, State Police will roll several extra patrols per troop per day.
The Massachusetts State Police would like to remind people to be careful driving on this busy holiday weekend. Please refrain from texting and driving, leave room between the cars in front of you and watch your speeds. If you choose to drink do so responsibly and don’t drive unless you have a designated driver who will not be drinking. Make sure you, your family and your fellow citizens enjoy this Memorial Day safely and don’t forget why you have the day off. Thank a veteran and take a moment to remember those who never made it home and their sacrifice.