Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison have announced increased enforcement efforts to keep Suffolk County residents safe during Labor Day weekend.
The department will be increasing patrols, both on land and the water, to target drivers operating a motor
vehicle or vessel under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Officers will also be enforcing traffic laws through high-visibility patrols, focusing on aggressive and distracted drivers, to help keep motorists safe.
Sobriety checkpoints will also be held and patrol officers will be performing directed patrols in areas of high foot traffic, such as strip malls and shopping centers, to deter criminal activity and enhance public safety.
“We do not want a weekend of fun to turn into a tragic one,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “If you plan to drink during the upcoming holiday weekend, use common sense and plan a way home because if you get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking, you will be caught and you will be held accountable.”
“I encourage residents and visitors of Suffolk County to enjoy the holiday weekend but do so responsibly,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison said. “While the SCPD will be doing its part to hold people accountable for drinking and driving, success comes from the vital partnership between law enforcement and members of the community to keep Suffolk’s roadways and waterways a safe place.”