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State Grant Allows Nassau County Cops To Crack Down On Drunk Drivers In May

Nassau County Police (credit: CBS 2)

Nassau County Police (credit: CBS 2)

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Thanks to the help of a state grant, more police officers will be on patrol throughout the month of May.

And they’ll be looking to arrest those driving drunk.

WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports


Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County is one stretch of roadway that police will saturate throughout the month as part of their DWI crackdown.

“It’s the start of the summer season, and I want to get out to the public that Nassau County takes DWIs very seriously,” Nassau County Police Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack told WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall. “Every weekend throughout the month of May, we will have about ten extra officers on the street.”

Lack said the bottom line is that if you plan to drink, simply don’t get behind the wheel.

Is a DWI crackdown the best way for the police department to spend the state’s grant? Offer your thoughts and comments below…