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SCPD Cracking Down on DWIs, BWIs

Suffolk Police intend to step up patrols focused on drunken drivers and boaters Memorial Day weekend.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer announced an intense crackdown on boating and driving while intoxicated this Memorial Day weekend at a recent press conference at the department’s Marine Bureau marina in Great River.

Suffolk roads and waterways will see an increased police presence in the form of additional police vehicles and sobriety checkpoints at many locations throughout the police district. In addition, helicopter patrols will spot alleged DWI offenders from the air.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy wants the public to be made aware that the county is operating on a zero-tolerance policy this weekend in regard to operating a vehicle while impaired.

"Drinking while driving or operating a boat while intoxicated will not be tolerated on Suffolk County roads and waterways," he said. "To help ensure the safety of all residents, Suffolk Police will be out in full force on the roads, by boat and in the air."

Police Commissioner Dormer made it clear that stiff penalties await whose who drink and drive this Memorial Day weekend.

"The Suffolk County Police Department is doing everything possible to keep residents safe during the holiday weekend," Dormer said. "We will arrest anyone who’s under the influence behind the wheel of a vehicle or boat."

BigTom May 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Was there a robbery at the Roslyn Bank on Montauk highway ? Went to the bank Saturday and the wouldn't let us withdraw any money. They said "there has been an INCIDENT". Rather cryptic.
Tom S May 29, 2011 at 11:53 AM
Why is this only done on holidays, The police should patrol more and pull people over for doing stupid thing. Why not cruise by parks on Fridat afternoos at 4 / 5 /6 pm and see the young drivers party, or wait for them and see them speed out of the residential areas. If the PD did this there would be so much less crimes and a better quality of life.
Barbara Capella Loehr (Editor) May 29, 2011 at 01:34 PM
There was a report of a robbery at a West Babylon bank on Montauk Highway on Friday afternoon.

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