Del. Police Step up Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Del. Police Step up Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

Posted:
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)
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.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police Looking for Man Involved in Assault in Milford

    Police Looking for Man Involved in Assault in Milford

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:08:10 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:08:10 GMT
    A Dover woman was arrested after providing officers with a fake name.A Dover woman was arrested after providing officers with a fake name.
    MILFORD, De.-- The Milford Police Department is turning to the public to ask for assistance in locating a man involved in an assault. A warrant is out for Huber Velasquez-Rodriguez of Milford. Police say the 36-year-old was involved in a domestic reMore
    MILFORD, De.-- The Milford Police Department is turning to the public to ask for assistance in locating a man involved in an assault. A warrant is out for Huber Velasquez-Rodriguez of Milford. Police say the 36-year-old was involved in a domestic reMore
  • Cambridge Welcomes Home Gloria Richardson Dandridge

    Cambridge Welcomes Home Gloria Richardson Dandridge

    07/21/2017 22:16:00 -04:002017-07-22 02:16:00 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:27:21 GMT
    Gloria Richardson Dandridge - the woman who led the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement - finally came back home.More
    Gloria Richardson Dandridge - the woman who led the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement - finally came back home.More
  • Man Wanted for Assault and Robbery in Somerset County

    Man Wanted for Assault and Robbery in Somerset County

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:20:18 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:20:18 GMT
    Passwaters is wanted for alleged assault and robbery, police said.Passwaters is wanted for alleged assault and robbery, police said.
    Maryland State Police are searching for a man wanted for assault and robbery in Princess Anne.More
    Maryland State Police are searching for a man wanted for assault and robbery in Princess Anne.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices