The Michigan State Police will send out extra patrols this week and next to crack down on drunk driving around the Fourth of July holiday.
The MSP says motorists can expect stepped-up enforcement of drunk-driving laws in 26 counties around the state. That includes Allegan, Berrien, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson and Van Buren counties in southwest Michigan.
The MSP says last year the state recorded 19 traffic deaths around the Fourth of July holiday. Alcohol played a role in forty percent of those deaths.