Sep 2, 2011 7:41 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Law enforcement adds patrols for Labor Day

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are gearing up to saturate the streets this Labor Day weekend in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities during a holiday that is considered especially dangerous for motorists.
Jamie Ainsworth, spokeswoman for the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, tells The Advocate Louisiana is participating in a new national campaign named "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," which is designed to reduce accidents caused by impaired drivers.
Authorities and highway safety officials are hoping the campaign will help continue a downward trend in the number of people killed in crashes during the Labor Day holiday.
Three people were killed in accidents during the holiday weekend in 2010 compared with 16 people in 2009.


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