|Published:||May 28, 2010 3:11 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 28, 2010 1:11 PM EDT|
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A warning if your traveling through Charlotte County.
The sheriff's office will be conducting multiple DUI checkpoints this holiday weekend.
They'll be looking for impaired drivers as well as checking to make sure everyone is in the car is buckled-up.
Friday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol started beefing up enforcement efforts to keep you safe.
Memorial day is traditionally one of the deadliest 3-day weekends.
Captain Mark Welch says the patrol is calling in off duty officers to put more cars on the road.
"Well, anytime that you have a lot of people moving on our highways, we have the potential for things to go wrong and that's why we're going to have our officers out there to try and keep things from going wrong," said Capt. Welch.
When you're out having a good time, don't drink and drive!
AAA is making sure you get home safe.
Take advantage of their "tow-to-go" program.
They'll tow your car and give you a ride home all for free.
AAA is predicting memorial day weekend travel to be five percent higher than last year because people have a pent up desire to get away after staying home the past two years because of the recession.
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