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Expect to see more police on the road for a 2-week impaired driving crackdown

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Posted at 5:06 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 07:44:10-04

(WXYZ) — Police and sheriff's offices across the state are kicking off July with a crackdown on impaired driving.

Beginning Monday, more police are expected on the road for a two-week enforcement campaign.

Police warn that if you drink over the Fourth of July holiday, get a driver.

Investigators say it's already a dangerous time of year, noting seven deaths linked to crashes during last year's holiday. At least one of those involved alcohol.

Reminder: Michigan is a zero-tolerance state when it comes to drugged driving. Anyone with a BAC at 0.08 or higher can be arrested in Michigan for drunk driving.

The Office of Highway Safety Planning says that the goal of this push is to keep all preventable deaths from happening on the roads.