DPS Troopers Increasing Patrols This Holiday Weekend

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

State Troopers won't be taking the holiday weekend off.

In fact, everyone available will be on patrol.

During the long holiday weekend, troopers and law enforcement agencies will be out and about focusing on drunk drivers, speeders and selt belt violators

Last year, over the three day weekend, troopers say they wrote thousands of tickets and arrested more than 600 drunk drivers.

Troopers say most tragedies are easily avoided and they're just trying to keep all travelers safe.