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Nassau DA gives Freeport, Long Beach police $60K grants to fund DWI patrols this summer

According to police, the patrols will focus on times and places where DWIs are more likely, such as bars and restaurants on weekends and holidays.

News 12 Staff

May 21, 2024, 9:50 PM

Updated 31 days ago

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Police in Long Beach and Freeport will be cracking down on drunk driving this summer.
Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly has given Long Beach and Freeport police departments $60,000 in grants to fund DWI patrols from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
“This is the second year in a row the DA has provided these funds,” said Freeport Police Chief Michael Smith. “Due to her efforts, we have doubled the enforcement action and the amount of arrests we’ve made because of alcohol-related offenses.”
According to police, the patrols will focus on times and places where DWIs are more likely, such as bars and restaurants on weekends and holidays.
They say Memorial Day to Labor Day are the deadliest days on Nassau County roads.


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