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Suffolk County Officials to Share Summer Safety Tips

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Police to step up DWI and BWI patrols during Fourth of July holiday.

Yaphank, NY - June 30th, 2014 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Police Chief of Department James Burke will share summer safety tips, demonstrate the dangers of fireworks and highlight the police department’s stepped up DWI and BWI enforcement efforts for the Fourth of July holiday at a press conference on July 1 at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank.

Officials will remind residents of the dangers of illegal fireworks and offer tips including pool and beach safety to ensure members of the public have a safe Fourth of July.

Suffolk Police will deploy additional patrols during the Fourth of July holiday to target drivers and boaters under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Police officers throughout the county will also be aggressively investigating and arresting those who unlawfully possess, sell or use fireworks.

Police officials will show the destructive force of fireworks by blowing up a car at the press conference.

What:                  Summer Safety Tips/Firework Demonstration
When:                  Tuesday, July 1 at 12:30 p.m.
Where:                 Suffolk County Fire Academy, 676 Maple St., Yaphank

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