Manchester Police Stepping Up Enforcement Over Labor Day Holiday

Manchester Police will be keeping an extra eye on the roads as we head into the Labor Day weekend.

The Labor Day holiday weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year for drunk-driving. During the Labor Day holiday period two years ago, over 430 people died nationwide – with nearly half of those fatalities involving drivers who had been drinking. Last year in Iowa, there were six deaths over the Labor Day holiday, with three of them involving a drunk driver.

To help keep people safe on our roadways and put an end to drunk driving, extra law enforcement will be out, both locally and nationally, in support of the 2020 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.  Starting Friday and running through September 7th, officers will be out there keeping our roads safe by removing impaired drivers and addressing other serious traffic violations.

Police remind everyone – even if you plan to have only one drink, designate a sober driver or use a ride serve to get home safely. If you have a friend about to drive home after drinking, take their keys away or arrange plans for them to get a ride home. And if you see a drunk driver on the road, police urge you to contact your local law enforcement.