LANSING, MI – State police along with local and county patrols in almost every jurisdiction are beginning to step up road patrols in advance of Labor Day Weekend.
Patrolling officers will be watchful for impaired drivers and seat belt violations during the period Aug. 15th, 2014 through Sept. 1st, 2014.
Motorists are being warned about the increased drunk driving and seat belt patrols through a statewide advertising campaign. The campaign and stepped-up enforcement are paid for with federal traffic safety funds.
Law enforcement officers from 150 local police departments, sheriff’s offices and Michigan State Police posts covering the counties of Alpena, Antrim, Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Charlevoix, Chippewa, Cheboygan, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Genesee, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Leelanau, Livingston, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Marquette, Menominee, Monroe, Muskegon, Oakland, Otsego, Ottawa, Saginaw, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne and Wexford are participating in the larger, nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown.
During last year’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, 267 motorists were arrested for drunk driving and 4,119 seat belt and child restraint citations were issued.