State Police Step Up Patrols this Weekend

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State Police Step up Patrols over Labor Day Weekend
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Beginning early Friday morning and ending at midnight on Monday, September 4th, the Michigan State Police are again warning drivers of stepped up enforcement efforts. The traffic safety initiative Operation Care is a national campaign along with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” that aims to reduce traffic fatalities.

State Police Director, Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue says police will take a zero-tolerance approach with anyone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She says troopers will also be watching for distracted driving behaviors and ticketing those who don’t wear seat belts.

The state Police and Mackinac Bridge Authority are also reminding travelers to make alternate plans for travel across the bridge on Monday morning. As a response to terror threats, the bridge will be closed from 6:30 am until noon to vehicle traffic. Northbound I-75 will be closed at Exit 337, and southbound I-75 and US-2 will be closed at Exit 344. Portable bathrooms will be placed along US-2 for several miles west of the bridge, water and snack stations will be located on US-2 and I-75 north and south of the bridge, and two Mackinac Bridge Authority mechanics will patrol on both sides of the bridge to assist motorists with vehicle problems. Police will also be patrolling both sides of the bridge to keep an eye on traffic. 

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