R.I. State Police to increase patrols over holiday weekend

Massachusetts State Police. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Rhode Island State Police are increasing patrols over the weekend, in effort to prevent tragedies during the New Year’s Holiday.

Troopers will be targeting impaired or intoxicated drivers, seat belt and child restraint violations, aggressive drivers, speeding violations, texting violations and everyday traffic violations.

Troopers will practice zero tolerance with regard to impaired, drunk, or drugged drivers.

“As we welcome the New Year, I urge all Rhode Islanders to celebrate responsibly,” said Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety. “We will have extra Troopers on patrol to keep our highways safe by identifying and apprehending impaired drivers and ask motorists to do their part by making a plan to get home safely.”
R.I. State Police remind those on the road that they can immediately report dangerous drivers to the State Police or their local police department by dialing 911.
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