Suffolk County law enforcement agencies will work together to increase DWI patrols this Super Bowl Sunday.
Suffolk County Stop DWI program announced it will be sending out six , separate enhanced patrols through out the county starting on Sunday afternoon to combat alcohol-related injuries and deaths.
Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff's Office and the Suffolk County Parks Police will be conducting saturation patrols in various undisclosed locations through Western Suffolk County.
On the East End, the Riverhead Police, Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs and state police will coordinate their efforts.
In addition to these patrols, the East End Task Force will deploy the Sheriff's Blood Alcohol Testing mobile unit along major roads and highways to assist in making arrests.
In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found 40 percent of fatal crashes on Super Bowl Sunday were related to drunken driving with alcohol contributing to a fatal accident every 52 seconds.
Suffolk Proposes Plan to Close Two Sex Offender Trailers
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone released a plan Thursday that could shut two controversial homeless sex offender trailers on the East End permanently.
Instead, the trailers will close and homeless sex offenders will be relocated to other county shelters -- with only one registered sex offender per facility. Law enforcement will be made aware of each individual and where they are living, with an eye toward enhanced monitoring and other community safeguards.
The closing of these two homeless sex offenders are one step in Bellone's eight-step plan to protect the community. Bellone's proposed plan also calls for address verification of the 1,016 sex offenders currently registered in Suffolk County through the Suffolk County Police Department.
According to Suffolk Legis. Jay Schneiderman, I-Montauk, the plan could go before the county legislature for a vote as soon as next week, with 12 votes required for it to pass.
Click here to read more on Bellone's proposed plans for dealing with sex offenders.