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The mayor of St. George said the town pays $344,000 per year for RCMP policing, and costs are rising (CBC)

The RCMP in the Northwest Territories is upping its patrols this long weekend, cracking down on drunk or otherwise dangerous drivers.

It's part of the Operation Impact campaign. The force says there will be more officers on the roads in places like Yellowknife, Inuvik and Fort Smith.

Cpl. Todd Scaplen says they'll increase patrols to deal with the increased traffic on the road during a long weekend.

Officers will also be looking for impaired or aggressive drivers as well as people who aren't wearing their seatbelts. The public is asked to report any dangerous driving out on N.W.T. roads, including people who are suspected to be driving drunk.