RI Police Step Up Patrols, Looking Out For Impaired Drivers

Nov 27, 2015

Police are maintaining extra patrols this weekend in an attempt to reduce cases of impaired driving.

Law enforcement officials say Thanksgiving weekend is among the most dangerous times of year to be on the roads.
Credit Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

Law enforcement calls the Thanksgiving holiday weekend one of the most dangerous times of the year to be on the roads. In an effort to fight that, State Police and local departments are teaming up as part of what they call Operation Blue RIPTIDE.

This effort is funded by the state Department of Transportation. Extra police patrols will be on the lookout for impaired drivers in high-traffic, high-incident areas.

Police say citizens can do their part to enjoy a safe holiday by not driving while impaired.

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