Police on Patrol

You will be seeing more cops on the roads this weekend, ready to haul drunk drivers off to jail, and write speeding tickets.

Officers are stepping up patrols to make sure everyone gets to and from their holiday destination safely.

According to the Office of Highway Safety Planning, last Fourth of July was the deadliest holiday weekend on Michigan Roads.

Seventeen-people were killed in crashes; 31-percent of those accidents involved alcohol.

The official start of the holiday weekend begins at 6 p.m. Thursday night and runs through midnight July Fourth.