Authorities warn of drunk driving dangers ahead of Labor Day weekend
State authorities are warning drivers about the dangers of drunk driving as Labor Day weekend approaches.
State police and the Department of Transportation caution that holiday weekends like Labor Day typically see more alcohol-related crashes than other weekends.
Seven people were killed in vehicle accidents during the 2020 Labor Day weekend, according to state statistics. Of those fatal crashes, three involved impaired drivers.
Authorities advise designating a sober driver or arranging alternative transportation if planning to drink alcohol this holiday weekend. Police will conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to take drunk drivers off the roads.
The warnings come ahead of the Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day holiday, which is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Drivers are advised to exercise extra caution.