Greenwich Police will be joining Connecticut Law Enforcement this Labor Day holiday weekend with an increased police presence on local roads.
Saturation patrols dedicated to the detection of intoxicated drivers will begin on Thursday evening, Aug. 29, and will continue straight through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Additionally motorists can expect DUI checkpoints throughout Town at any time.
In a press release issued Thursday, the department also said, "The Greenwich Police Department is dedicated to making the Town a safe place for residents and guests to enjoy themselves this Labor Day. If you are going to drink please don’t drive. Select a designated driver, use buses or taxies, and use your common sense. Don’t get into a car whose driver is drunk! Together we can make Greenwich a better safer community."
Chief James Heavey issued this statement regarding safety:
“The Labor Day weekend is the closing of the summer, end of family vacations and the kids are starting school. It is a time of increased traffic on our local roads and highways as residents return home from different destinations getting in the last celebration with family and friends.
"The Greenwich Police Department will be stepping up our efforts to enforce all traffic safety laws, to include speeding, use of cell phones, seat belts and driving while intoxicated (DWI).
"We want Greenwich residents and those who visit our town to enjoy time with family and friends without tragedy on our streets and highways.”