State Police: Zero tolerance on the roadways this holiday weekend

State Police have mobilized for the holiday weekend and added 100 additional troopers with zero tolerance for drunk and aggressive drivers.

Troop D Commander Major Anthony Thomas singled out younger drivers  and said they should put their cell phones away when behind the wheel. The few seconds taken to text or read a message can be critical in avoiding a crash, Thomas said.

Last year troopers issued over 3,000 tickets and made more than 100 drunken driving arrests, but Thomas was prouder that it’s been almost a year since the last fatality on Route 24.

In addition to a stepped-up police presence, the Department of Transportation will suspend all construction from Friday through Tuesday to make way for the revelers and vacationers that will flood the roadways.

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