State police looking for drunk drivers, seat-belt usage and aggressive driving during Labor Day weekend
State police troopers are reminding motorists to drive safely this Labor Day weekend, and the agency will have more patrols out on the roads to discourage unsafe behavior.
The Michigan State Police will be paying special attention to drunken driving, aggressive driving and seat-belt usage during the Labor Day weekend as a part of a nationwide initiative, according to a statement.
Troopers will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during the Labor Day Weekend. This work combines with the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunken-driving enforcement campaign.
The Labor Day Weekend patrols started at 6 p.m. Friday and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Monday. In the state last year, there were eight traffic crashes that resulted in eight deaths and four of those who died were not wearing seat belts, according to troopers.
Operation C.A.R.E. is a nationwide initiative involving officers from all 50 states and other police agencies from U.S. territories and Canada.