ALEA to Step Up Marine, Highway Patrols for Labor Day Weekend Holiday
Labor Day weekend, summer’s season finale, typically draws heavier-than-usual traffic on Alabama’s roadways and waterways. During Labor Day weekend, which runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, to midnight Monday, September 4, Troopers in ALEA’s Highway Patrol and Marine Patrol Divisions will step up patrol and enforcement efforts across the state to promote safety and work to prevent crashes, injuries, and deaths.
Enforcement efforts include participation in the national campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. During this final week, Troopers and their law enforcement partners across the state will conduct sobriety checks and do everything they can to remove impaired individuals from behind the wheels of vehicles and boats (or other water vessels). Grants administered through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will fund overtime for additional Troopers during this valuable safety campaign.