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Michigan State Police will be looking for drunk drivers this Christmas


The Michigan State Police say they will be out in full force during their annual drive safe campaign. During the Christmas holiday last year, there were 13 fatal crashes in Michigan, with at least nine involving alcohol.

State Police Lieutenant Mike Shaw says troopers are looking for specific road problems this holiday season.

“The big three I guess is the way to talk about most traffic crashes that occur," Shaw said. "The first one is excessive speed the second is following to closely and the third is distracted or impared driving.” 

Shaw says drivers should expect additional State Police patrols on the roads through New Year’s Day.

Graham Smith is a Senior Producer on NPR's Investigations team and winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting. He works with staffers, station reporters and independent journalists to dig deep and create sound-rich, long-form stories and series.