Extra DUI Patrols on Route 24 Will Continue

The Globe and the Patch each report on additional police patrols on Rt 24 and 195 in Southeast Mass, after a number of recent crashes and traffic deaths said to be alcohol related.

This past weekend included 9 DUI arrests and 222 other traffic citations in that area. These “surge” weekends will continue through September, with 11 additional officers on the road between 10pm and 4am on Friday and Saturday evenings.

There is no particular explanation as to why this road might be more dangerous or what might be causing this increased serious incidents, but the police are responding seriously.

Anyone driving on route 24 may want to use extra caution.

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