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Law Enforcement Stepping Up Patrols Over Holiday Weekend

"This weekend with us having a Razorback game and a lot of other activities around northwest Arkansas it's really beefed up the traffic," Corp. Eric Lee said.

"This weekend with us having a Razorback game and a lot of other activities around northwest Arkansas it's really beefed up the traffic," Corp. Eric Lee said. 

The Arkansas State Police are stepping up patrols this Labor Day weekend.

"Our main focus right now is DWI enforcement. We're looking for hazardous violations, people that are blatantly breaking the laws, that way we can make the roads safer for other motorists," he said.

As of Sunday afternoon, ASP have worked 21 car accidents and made 14 DWI arrests.

Corp. Lee wants drivers to be aware of their surroundings, especially with travelers new to northwest Arkansas behind the wheel.

"The more people on the road, the less room you have to drive. You have to watch out for all these other drivers that are there that may not be familiar with the area and they can sometimes cause a little trouble for everybody that's used to this area," he said.

Fortunately  as of Sunday, no fatal accidents have occurred in northwest Arkansas, and Corp. Lee wants to keep it that way.

"We definitely want to keep it as safe as we can for everyone."

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