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Operation C.A.R.E. Aimed at Memorial Day Travelers

By: Hayley Skene Email
By: Hayley Skene Email

Memorial Day weekend is almost here.

The long holiday means more people on the road and police say they'll be looking out for drunk drivers.

Wednesday they kicked off Operation C.A.R.E.

It's a nationwide combined accident reduction effort.

Ohio State Highway Patrol and West Virginia State Police are stepping up their forces.

They're looking for dangerous driving, any potential accidents, and they say they're ready with field sobreity tests, breathalyzers and K9 units.

Troopers say it's easy to stay safe and out of trouble.

"A lot of the violations - speed, following too close. If you're going to have a safe weekend, don't drink and drive. If you do, have a designated driver. Always buckle up. Just be a defensive driver. We don't want to handle any more crashes than you want to be in one," says Trooper Timothy Gossett with the Marietta Post of the OSHP.

Across the country other agencies will do the same.

At a C.A.R.E campaign in Claysville, PA police showed off K9 units and helicopters.

Around 36 million people will be on the road for the holiday.

Police say it's their job to keep everyone safe.


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