2005-11-24 / News

Local police say they will aggressively enforce DUI, speed laws over holidays

The Jamestown Police Department has announced that it plans to aggressively enforce the driving under the influence and speed laws during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s period as part of a statewide effort to reduce deaths and injuries on Rhode Island roads.

Police agencies from across the state will be out in force as part of “Operation Blue Rip Tide,” an enforcement and education campaign funded by the state’s Highway Safety Office and the New England Region of the National Traffic Safety Administration.

The Jamestown Police Department plans to be working in partnership with police from neighboring towns to enforce the DUI and speed laws across jurisdictions.

Starting Thanksgiving eve and continuing through New Year’s Day additional patrols will be assigned exclusively to enforce DUI and speed laws in the town of Jamestown. The goal of this enhanced enforcement is to make the roads safe for all motorists traveling during the holiday season and beyond, police said.

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