NEW: State Police Plan Labor Day Campaign
HARRISONBURG – The Virginia State Police will have increased enforcement around the commonwealth over the Labor Day weekend.
Troopers will provide stationary and roving patrols looking for impaired drivers, according to a press release. Last year, Virginia had nine traffic deaths during the four-day holiday period. Six people died in traffic crashes in 2012.
In 2013, Virginia State Police arrested 120 drunk drivers during the four-day Labor Day weekend, the release says. Troopers also cited 11,834 speeders and 2,552 reckless drivers. They issued 883 safety belt violations and 335 tickets to adults who failed to properly secure their infant and child passengers.