Suffolk County Sheriff's Department will be heading out in full force to patrol local highways this Labor Day Weekend.
Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco announced he will be sending out deputies to increase highway enforcement on the Long Island Expressway and Sunrise Highway starting this Friday through Sept. 4.
“Deputies will be on the lookout for aggressive driving, speeding, and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs,” DeMarco said.
The deputies will also continue their year-long strategy to maintain high-visibility and saturate these areas.
"With an increase in motorists heading to Suffolk’s vacation and beach destinations, our strategy is high visibility enforcement to deter aggressive driving, as well as to offer the public the peace of mind in knowing we are there if they break down while traveling or need other assistance," DeMarco said in a written statement.
This will likely be the last year the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department is responsible for patroling state highways on Labor Day, as the Suffolk County Police Department will take over jurisdiction of these highways if their
Motorists who see aggressive driving or suspect DWI are encouraged to call 911 and make a report. More importantly, residents are reminded to choose a designated driver if their holiday plans involve drinking alcohol.