NewsRegionOakland County


Expect to see extra law enforcement cracking down on drivers this holiday weekend

Posted at 9:25 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 12:39:59-04

With the first long weekend upon us, many people are hitting the roads, and so are law enforcement officers.

You can expect extra patrols watching drivers this holiday weekend, looking for everything and anything.

"Anytime you get more cars, more traffic, you're going to have more incidents, more accidents," said Oakland County Deputy Frank McSpadin.

Law enforcement is looking for anyone breaking the law.

"That’s why we’re here. Enforcing these laws, hopefully seeing us around is enough to get them to slow down and follow the law so we don’t have any fatalities," said Deputy McSpadin. 

Last Memorial Day weekend, there were 10 vehicle fatalities. Law enforcement says this long weekend, they don’t want to see one.

"One is too many, that’s why we’re out here that’s why we’re looking for the drink and drug drivers and anybody that’s speeding," said Deputy McSpadin.

Law enforcement isn't just looking for impaired drivers, but also distracted drivers.

"Just looking to see that everyone’s behaving driving appropriately, cautiously hopefully making smart and safe decisions," said Deputy McSpadin.

The message is pretty simple: If you're thinking about hitting the roads this weekend, think before you drive.

"If you've had anything to drink, call a cab, have a friend who’s sober drive you. If your unsure, play it safe. Now-a-days you have your Lyft and Uber’s, utilize those services, better safe than sorry," said Deputy McSpadin.

Again, expect to see a lot of law enforcement out on our roadways, and if you’re thinking about drinking don’t drive.