Local law enforcement agencies preparing for holiday weekend

(Jefferson County) The Memorial holiday weekend, the unofficial start to summer is coming up this weekend and as expected law enforcement agencies are prepared for what should be a busy travel period.

Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis says his department always has something going on during the holiday weekend.

Pevely Police Chief Mark Glenn adds to make responsible choices if you’re planning to drink alcohol.

Over the 2021 Memorial Day holiday weekend, 10 people died and 442 were injured in 1,017 traffic crashes.

On the water there were 12 boating crashes which included one fatality and three injuries.

One person drowned over last year’s Memorial Day weekend. Troopers made 57 driving while intoxicated and eight boating while intoxicated arrests.

This year’s Memorial Day holiday counting period begins at 6 pm on Friday and ends at 11:59 pm on Monday, May 30th.