MO State Highway Patrol prepares for Memorial Day weekend

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol is upping the number of troopers on the state’s roads and waterways this Memorial Day Weekend. 

The Patrol says troopers working the road will be vigilant regarding distracted or aggressive driving, impaired driving, speeding, and seat belt violations.

On the water, troopers will keep an eye on all boating violations, especially those considered careless.  The Patrol reminds boaters to never operate a boat while impaired, don’t ride with an impaired operator, be courteous to others on the water, and wear a life jacket.

The Patrol’s Memorial Day weekend officially begins tonight at 6 p.m. and runs through Monday night. 

During last year’s counting period, seven people died on Missouri roads and one person drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks.