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Del. Police Step up Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police say troopers will be out in full force patrolling the roadways this Memorial Day holiday weekend to ensure that everyone is driving with due care and offering assistance to motorists in need.

The DSP Mounted Patrol Unit will also be assisting the Dewey Beach Police Department with proactive patrols, and the DSP Maritime Unit's "Marine One" will be operating on Delaware's waterways to ensure boater safety and security.

"As we take time this Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we must not forget the dangers that can arise from traveling on our roadways," said Sgt. Paul G. Shavack, DSP director of public information.

Police said troopers intend to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on the state's highways during this "official" start of the summer season.

According to police, troopers will be focusing on distracted driving, motorists not wearing seat belts, unrestrained children in vehicles, and any aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, following too close, and especially, driving under the influence.

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