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Three state ‘maximum enforcement’ initiative starts Friday

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Law enforcement agencies in three states will partner this weekend for a “Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP)” meant to curb traffic violations.

This weekend, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), and Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) will join forces for a “tri-state enforcement initiative.”

The traffic enforcement effort will begin at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, September 1, and continue through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 4.

During the MEP, officers will be on the lookout for all traffic violations, with a special emphasis on identifying and apprehending anyone suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs puts every driver, passenger and pedestrian on our roads at risk,” said Colonel Jeffrey Glover, Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. “All too often, troopers investigate fatal or serious injury collisions caused by impaired drivers. AZDPS is committed to enforcing laws and educating motorists in our effort to keep everyone safe during Labor Day holiday travel and beyond.”

“Make this a safe and fun holiday weekend for everyone sharing our roads: set aside distractions and focus on the task of driving, never drive while impaired, and always wear your seat belt,” AZDPS said.

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