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MI State Police putting out extra patrols for Memorial weekend

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State Police ramping up patrols to crackdown on unsafe driving

If you’re headed out on the Michigan highways for Memorial Day weekend, chances are you’re going to see more state police troopers. Beginning today Michigan State Police are ramping up patrols to crackdown on unsafe driving.

Lieutenant Rene Gonzales expects there will be higher-than-normal numbers of incidents simply because more people are on the roads:

“Mainly we’re going to be out on the expressways, looking for unsafe driving, speeders, people failing to wear their seatbelt, and a lot of it is to make sure people get to their destination safely.”

Gonzales says if you’re planning to go anywhere over the holiday weekend, plan ahead, drive safely, and allow extra time to get to your destination.