Posted at: 08/16/2013 12:36 PM
Updated at: 08/16/2013 2:49 PM
By: WNYT Staff
As State Police step up patrols and efforts to get unsafe drivers off the road, they are showing off some of the tools they use to do that.
State Police recently received a grant for its forensic investigation center.
That's where police determine the blood alcohol content of blood taken from the scene of potential DWI arrests.
They also test urine for the presence of drugs.
This will be used even more in the next few weeks as State Police increase patrols.
”The patrols will be particularly looking for violations of cell phone usage, texting while driving, seat belt usage, child seat usage, speeding, and DWI. I make it clear. It is a 'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' crackdown initiative,” said Major Steven James, Troop G Commander.
The initiative started Friday and continues through Labor Day.