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The statewide effort to crack down on drinking while driving will begin this weekend. 

For the July 4th Holiday all law enforcement agencies will be conducting sobriety checkpoints to deter impaired driving as part of the STOP-DWI enforcement.

Genesee County Sherriff Gary Maha said he expects this to be a busy weekend for lawmen.

“We will have patrols out looking for drunk drivers. There are a lot of people traveling around this time of year on vacation and going on camping trips and such. In addition to that there are a lot of concerts schedule this weekend at DarienLake,” said Maha.

Maha said the effort is done to keep everyone safer on roadways and the beefed up enforcement will go until July 5th.

According to a report issued by the State Department of Motor vehicles on average nearly half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July 4th holiday involve alcohol.

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