Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:56 am

More than 10,000 tickets issued statewide during Fourth of July STOP-DWI campaign

posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Fourth of July.

Press release:

The New York State Police issued a total of 10,435 tickets statewide during the Fourth of July STOP-DWI enforcement campaign between July 1 and midnight July 4.

During the 96-hour campaign, which was funded by the governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, State Police used sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, ticketed distracted drivers, and conducted underage drinking details.

Troopers arrested 240 people for DWI and investigated 152 accidents, which resulted in 248 people being injured and three fatalities.

As part of the enforcement, troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. There were 4,115 tickets issued for speeding, 245 for distracted driving, 603 for seat belt violations, and 274 for the Move Over law.

During last year’s Fourth of July enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 10,882 total tickets and arrested 206 people for DWI.

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