Nassau plans DUI crackdown for holiday weekend

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey planned the locations of new DUI checkpoints Thursday from a bird?s eye view. News 12 Long Island went along with Suozzi and

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2008, 11:14 PM

Updated 5,902 days ago

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Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey planned the locations of new DUI checkpoints Thursday from a bird?s eye view.
News 12 Long Island went along with Suozzi and Mulvey in a chopper to get a sense of where the checkpoints will be. They say there will also be more checkpoints than usual this weekend due to the Memorial Day holiday.
The checkpoints will be at high-frequency locations through the county and won?t be held only at night. ?I would estimate that we're doubling our efforts over what we did last year at this time,? Mulvey says.
Suozzi says one of the impetuses for the beefed up checkpoints is the drunken driving crash that landed Nassau police officer Kenneth Baribault in critical condition Sunday.
Mulvey says every night Nassau police officers arrest 10 drunk drivers. Suozzi urges Nassau residents to spread the word about the crackdown.
Nassau police say they responded to 436 DWI crashes in 2006 and 527 last year.
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