AAA: 42 million Americans to travel this Memorial Day weekend

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For those who are planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone.

According to AAA, nearly 42 million Americans will be traveling this holiday weekend.

It's the highest number in more than 12 years.

Nearly 37 million will drive to their destinations.

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AAA also says to plan for some record high gas prices. On Long Island the average is $3.13 for a gallon of regular.

Also, expect to see extra patrols on our roads and in the water this holiday weekend.

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Police say 10 people were arrested at this sobriety checkpoint overnight on Waverly Avenue near Sunrise Highway in Patchogue.       

State and local police have announced a Memorial Day weekend crackdown on drunk driving.

Meanwhile, officials in the towns of Huntington, Islip, Oyster Bay and Hempstead say they will also be out on the waterways, looking for drunk boaters.

What's the weather going to be like this Memorial Day weekend?  Get complete forecast details in the News 12 Long Island Weather Center.

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