CHARLESTON (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department will be increasing the number of patrol cars on the roads this weekend as part of their city-wide high visibility enforcement initiative.
The Traffic Enforcement Unit will set up multiple safety checkpoint locations supported by roving DUI and Radar Enforcement throughout the city in an attempt to prevent highway deaths and injuries during the Memorial Day weekend.
While Memorial Day is a time to pay honor to those who have died protecting our nation, it is also a holiday when many communities experience an increase in automobile collisions. In many of these events, speeding, alcohol consumption, and lack of seat belt usuage are often contributing factors. Charleston police are encouraging motorists to exercise good judgement, and to plan ahead with designated drivers if need be.