Law enforcement agencies to step up patrols Thursday |

Law enforcement agencies to step up patrols Thursday

NICOLE FORMOSAsummit daily news

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Sheriff’s Office will lead the charge in beefing up patrols to help stop drunk drivers on St. Patrick’s Day.”The stats for DUIs go up incredibly in March,” said Sheriff’s Office public information officer Jill Berman. “It starts during Presidents weekend and goes through the month of March.”The Sheriff’s Office will be conducting saturation patrols in and around all towns.Additionally, the Silverthorne and Frisco police departments will also have extra officers on duty Thursday night.The campaign is paid for by the Law Enforcement Assistance Fund, which is comprised of fees collected from convicted drunk drivers.Local law enforcement agencies received $45,000 this year from the fund to help keep Summit County roads safe.The Sheriff’s Office urges people who are going out drinking to plan ahead, have a designated driver or a place to stay.

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