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MASON CITY, IA – Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest times for travel but if you’re out on the roads expect to see more law enforcement officers out there too.
The Iowa State Patrol is stepping up their enforcement in hopes of discouraging motorists from driving under the influence.
Troopers say this is one of the most challenging weekends of the year due to the sheer number of drivers.
They hope by having more patrols, they can help keep roads safe this holiday.
“We’re doing a special long-term project that will happen between memorial day and labor day and over the weekends. We’re actually putting extra officers on the roadways to work later in the night to help drive down OWI and alcohol related accidents,” said Sergeant Richard Pierce.
Authorities in Minnesota are also out in full force this weekend.
they’re stepping seat belt enforcement as part of this month’s “Click it or Ticket” campaign.