Police in the Philadelphia area will be stepping up patrols to nab drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday.
Pennsylvania State Police say several traffic-safety initiatives will be conducted in the Philly region between Wednesday and Monday, including a sobriety checkpoint.
Over the Independence Day holiday last year, officers issued 945 citations, including 490 for speeding, in the patrol area that covers Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware counties. Troopers also made 23 drunk driving arrests and cited 60 people for seatbelt violations.
There 94 crashes in the three counties over the July Fourth travel period last year.