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8/31/2014 7:35:00 AM
Highway Patrol increases its presence during Labor Day Weekend

NORTHERN ARIZONA--Travelers are seeing an increased presence of Highway Patrol Officers across the state.

The Highway Patrol Division developed a statewide campaign aimed to save lives by enforcing state laws and removing DUI drivers. The main focus will be DUI, speed, aggressive drivers, and use of restraints.

The Northern Arizona patrol bureau will have full staffing during the Labor Day Weekend. In addition to the regularly scheduled officers, there will be additional aviation speed enforcement details and several DUI saturation patrols.

The Highway Patrol will also be part of the Safety Corridor along I-17 between Black Canyon City and Cordes Junction. The purpose of this partnership between the DPS, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and various fire departments along that portion of I-17 is to quickly respond to and remove blocking crashes. This will ensure the best response time and minimize the traffic impact in the area.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety funds several of the operations across Arizona.


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