Labor Day Holiday Weekend One of the Deadliest Times of the Year
Labor Day weekend is the first weekend in September. It's the weekend that is known as the last hurrah of summer.
It's the perfect weekend to getaway one last time at the family cottage, to go boating, swimming, barbecuing, playing games, fishing, and so much more.
But with the holiday weekend comes lots and lots of driving from hundreds of thousands of Michiganders hitting the open roads.
And let's not forget about people who love to party on Labor Day weekend and you know what that means? Drinking alcohol!
On Labor Day weekend, Michigan police will be out and about enforcing the law on impaired driving through Sept 6.
According to mlive.com:
The enforcement campaigns are Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over; If You Feel Different. Your Drive Different; and Drive High, Get a DUI. During the campaigns, there will be more officers will be on the roadways and increased messaging about the dangers of driving impaired.
Impaired driving has been a very serious issue for countless years and that's why every year, Michigan police step up to focus on keeping our Michigan roads safe.
I can tell you this, you don't have to drink to have a good time on Labor Day weekend. There are many things Michiganders can do to stay safe and have fun, and that includes not drinking to the point of being impaired.
During last year's end-of-summer enforcement campaign, officers made 181 OWI (operating while intoxicated) and 35 OUID (operating under the influence of drugs) arrests for a total of 216 alcohol-and drug-related arrests.
The Labor Day holiday weekend will be here before you know it and we thank the Michigan police for all of their efforts to keep our Michigan roads that much safer.