LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – While many people in mid-Michigan head out to see family and friends, Lansing police are cracking down on dangerous driving over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

One officer said wherever your plans take you, make sure you have a safe way home.

Food and drinks line the tables at Crunchy’s Bar near the Michigan State University campus. For some alumni, returning home for Thanksgiving is a chance to catch up

“It’s the best feeling in the whole world. The whole day was literally so excited and I feel like it’s going to be fantastic because I feel like I’m going to be 21 again,” patron Briana Muzal said.

A night out on the town also means making a game plan.

LPD Officer David Dahlen said officers will be on patrol as part of a “maximum enforcement period.”

“Maximum control is what we look for in impaired drivers, inattentive drivers, distracted drivers who are speeding. I mean any dangerous violation of the rules of movement, in relation to which we will take enforcement measures,” Dahlen said.

Officer Dahlen said that could mean a penalty for wearing your seat belt and even an arrest if you’re driving. He says it’s important to pay attention on busy roads.

If you suspect someone is driving dangerously, Dahlen recommends calling 911 and giving as many details as possible, including the make and model of the vehicle. This deadline lasts until Sunday evening.

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