A surge in police patrols on two of the state’s most dangerous highways has taken dozens of drunk drivers off the road.
Troopers wrote 262 motor vehicle citations and ticketed 47 truck drivers for speeding over the weekend.
Police have charged a 20-year-old man with leaving the scene of an accident on Route 24 in which a Needham man was struck and killed.
It’s been a deadly summer on Route 24, and police are stepping up patrols in effort to make the highway safer.
Massachusetts State Police will be announcing stepped up patrols on Route 24 following a spate of fatal and serious crashes in the past few weeks.
State police have identified the driver of a car they think was traveling the wrong way on Route 24 in West Bridgewater before a four-car crash that killed two.
Sunday’s fatal West Bridgewater accident was the fourth serious one in a week on Route 24.
Two people were killed in a crash on Route 24 in West Bridgewater early Sunday morning.
State Police think a blown out tire may be to blame for a crash that killed a 12-year-old girl on Thursday.
Part of Route 24 in Stoughton was shut down following a rollover crash.