RI State Police to increase patrols for holiday weekend

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police are upping their patrols on state highways throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Additional troopers will be on patrol throughout the holiday weekend to strictly enforce all motor vehicles laws — particularly related to DUIs.  

“The Rhode Island State Police will do our part to keep our roadways safe,” Colonel Manni said. “We will have additional troopers on patrol throughout the holiday weekend to strictly enforce all motor vehicle laws – especially those involving driving while intoxicated by alcohol – or operating a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner that puts themselves and others at risk.”

The National Safety Council predicts, based on 22 years of statistics, that 38 people will die in motor vehicle crashes this coming weekend and another 43,800 will be seriously injured. Colonel Manni said Rhode Island has not had any Memorial Day fatalities in over 2 years.

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