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DWI Crackdown For the Fourth of July

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Additional police patrols and checkpoints will be set up through out Broome County for the holiday weekend as officials are urging people to not drink and drive.

Between 20 to 30 additional units will be spread out through the county from July 3rd until July 6th.

Officials say that if you go out drinking make sure you have a designated driver or get a sober ride to take you to your destination so you wont have the option later to drive impaired.

Stop DWI Coordinator Chris Marion said, "When you are out it's very important to think about our levels of intoxication so pace your alcohol consumption, substitute non-alcoholic drinks if you're hosting a party, and very important is to have a plan before you go out."

According to officials the July fourth holiday period is one of the most deadly. Over a five year period from 2009 to 2013, 750 people died in crashes involving drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more.