NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Newport News police are increasing DUI patrols for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The increased patrols will take place Nov. 17-20 and Nov. 23-27.

The operations will last from 8:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. each night and will consist of additional officers focusing their patrol efforts in areas where drivers are more likely to be operating their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Police say the goal of this effort is to make the streets of Newport News safe for everyone.