State Police agencies beefing up holiday travel enforcement

DOVER, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- State police in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are beefing up enforcement on the roads this holiday weekend.

The Maine State Police announced its strategy for keeping people safe this weekend and throughout the busy summer season.

Motorists planning to travel through Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts this week can expect to see an increase in State Police presence Thursday to Monday.

In a joint press conference today, troopers from the 3 state agencies said they will be they be looking for aggressive, drunk and distracted drivers, speeders, those texting, and those not wearing their seat belts.

Lt. Donovan with the Maine State Police said motorists on the highway can expect double the amount of police presence and about half of them patrolling in unmarked cars.

"We have extra patrols, day shifts, evenings and midnight, laser speed teams, we have aircraft that will be running to check speeds and we also have a drug enforcement interdiction team that will be working periodically and looking for certain individuals," Donovan said.

The roads are going to be crowded of course, and it's going to take you a little bit of extra time where ever your headed this weekend. State Police are urging everybody to take it easy to reach their destinations safely.


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