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Police make 132 arrests during Labor Day weekend DWI crackdown

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New York State Police and New York State Park Police set up a sobriety checkpoint on the Meadowbrook Parkway on Sept. 5, 2015. Credit: Daniel Goodrich

At least 132 drivers were arrested in a Labor Day weekend Stop-DWI crackdown, Long Island authorities said Tuesday.

Suffolk police said they charged 60 drivers with driving while intoxicated from 4 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, slightly up from last year's 56.

Nassau County police said they arrested 42 drivers from 8 p.m. Friday through Monday and that the villages arrested 12.

State police made 12 DWI arrests between midnight Saturday and the end of Labor Day.

In Riverhead, police nabbed six drivers -- three men and three women, the youngest driver 17 years old -- and charged them with a variety of alcohol- and drug-related infractions. Police said the first arrest took place Saturday at 11:35 a.m., the last at 1:03 a.m. Tuesday.

Additional DWI-enforcement campaigns are expected to take place on Long Island throughout the year.

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