Troopers to Step up patrols during holiday weekend

(Jefferson County) Friday evening is the official kickoff to Labor Day holiday weekend. Law enforcement agencies are expected to be out and about.

Corporal Juston Wheetley with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says troopers will be conducting operation C.A.R.E.

Corporal Wheetley has great tips to avoid becoming an accident statistic through the holiday.

Heading into the holiday weekend the number of fatal accidents is up by 2 percent in the state compared to this time last year.

The 2021 Labor Day holiday counting period begins at 6 Friday evening through 11:59 Monday night.