State Park Police are warning drivers that they will be out in full force the next few weeks looking for impaired drivers.

In cooperation with the Traffic Safety Committee and other law-enforcement agencies, Park Police will join the latest STOP-DWI Crackdown: Over the Limit, Under Arrest campaign, which will run from today through Labor Day.

Officers plan to use sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to find people driving under the influence.

"Motorists must recognize how dangerous it is to operate a vehicle while intoxicated or impaired by drugs, particularly at huge events or on crowded roads," Traffic Safety Committee Commissioner Carol Ash said in a news release.

"Tens of thousands of spectators attend events within State Parks, and our roadways and parking fields are filled to capacity with vehicles and pedestrians.

"The State Park Police will be vigilant for drivers who threaten the safety of others. If you intend to visit our beautiful park system, please don't drink and drive."

State Park Police Chief Richard O'Donnell urges all drivers to take precautions.

"If you intend to drink, make arrangements with a sober person to serve as your designated driver. Plan ahead and use good judgment."

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