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Police to step up DUI enforcement efforts for Memorial Day weekend

Published On: May 24 2013 04:55:16 PM EDT   Updated On: May 24 2013 05:52:05 PM EDT

The Pennsylvania State Police are reminding drivers to be safe as we begin the Memorial Day weekend.

READING, Pa. -

The Pennsylvania State Police are reminding drivers to be safe as we begin the Memorial Day weekend.

Reading-based troopers will be conducting roving DUI patrols and a DUI checkpoint over the weekend.

They said they don't want to have to respond to crashes that could have been preventable.

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Troopers remind everyone who's planning to party to designate a driver and drink responsibly.

"We want to make sure that we get off the summer season to a good start and we don't want to have to have people already looking at a DUI to start the summer," said Tpr. David Beohm. "Let's start it off smart and be safe about it."

Beohm reminds all drivers the legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08.