Shrewsbury patrols to focus on impaired driving


The Shrewsbury Police will soon wear body cameras.
The Shrewsbury Police department operates out of its police station on Maple Ave.
(Photo/Dakota Antelman)

SHREWSBURY — The Shrewsbury Police Department will run patrols focused on impaired driving through September as part of a national enforcement campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

“We strive to keep our community and our roadways safe for everyone,” the department wrote in a press release. “We encourage everyone to be responsible when celebrating and arrange for sober rides when necessary.”

The campaign kicked off recently.

As part of the campaign, Shrewsbury officers will be assigned to OUI and impaired driving patrols. These patrols will augment the work of other officers who are already on patrol. 

However, impaired driving will be the sole focus of these patrols. 

The department had previously received a grant to increase the number of these patrols from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research. 



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