This Labor Day weekend as expected, law enforcement officials will be in full force when it comes to looking for impaired drivers on the roadways.
Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander says there will be an increased number of uniformed officers early this holiday weekend.
"We will do a lot of saturation patrol, so I think there will be a noticeable uniform presence in Summit County."
Alexander says history shows most fatal or serious accidents typically occur the first two days of Labor Day weekend.
"Typically we've seen most of these occur on Friday and Saturday and it doesn't rule out Sunday and Monday, but if we get off to a good start, we should be able to control the amount of impaired drivers this weekend."
Lieutenant William Weirtz of the Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says more troopers will be out and about enforcing traffic laws as well.
"That would account for several additional officers per shift that would be out working Labor Day weekend," Weirtz says.
"We will also be looking for marked lane violations, speeding violations, and anything else that would indicate an impaired driver."
Sheriff Alexander tells AkronNewsNow.com his deputies have been trained to look for certain signs that could indicate a person could be driving impaired.
"Usually erratic driving, reckless operation, things of that sort that would indicate a problem that we need to look into."
Law enforcement officials say that if you are planning to drink during Labor Day weekend, designate a sober driver, or call a cab to take you home.