More folks will be traveling and visiting friends and family over the long Memorial Day weekend and in some cases, alcohol will be involved.

Bossier City police are ramping up the DWI enforcement effort over the holiday weekend. Police Chief Shane McWilliams has directed that additional officers be assigned to DWI enforcement to keep those roads safe. The additional officers will patrol city roadways with the sole purpose of targeting motorists who choose to drive while drunk or impaired. The stepped-up patrols are funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

The Chief says the primary goal is to help save lives by preventing crashes involving impaired drivers. You are reminded to be sure you have a designated driver if you are going to consume alcohol or arrange for a way home from a ride sharing service.

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