State police increase patrols for holiday weekend
“With the warm weather finally here, we expect several hundred thousand additional visitors to the state over the weekend,” said New Hampshire State Police Col. Robert Quinn. “This holiday weekend is the start of summer for us.”
Quinn said 75 percent of those are caused by factors such as drinking, excessive speed or distracted driving.
The high visibility patrols this year will include Route I-93 from Route I-495 in Massachusetts to the Hooksett Toll in New Hampshire and I-95 from Danvers, Mass., to the Maine border.
“Traffic safety programs are one of the primary missions of our department,” said Capt. Michael Drummy of the Massachusetts State Police.
He said his department will have a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol at state parks and pools, as well as for underage drivers under the influence.