- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police say they’re stepping up enforcement against drivers impaired by alcohol and other drugs in advance of the Memorial Day holiday. They’ll also be increasing seat belt enforcement.

A shorter period of increased enforcement last Memorial Day saw three traffic fatalities, five crashes tied to impairment, 33 total crashes, 12 arrests for driving under the influence and 389 speeding tickets in Vermont.

State Police say the effort is part of a larger one being made by similar agencies across the country.

They say they aim is to keep the highways safe.

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