ALBANY (WSYR-TV) — A STOP DWI crackdown by New York State Police during Super Bowl weekend netted 122 arrests for impaired driving and saw troopers issue more than 8,300 traffic tickets.
In the period from Friday, February 1, through 4 am on Monday, February 4, State Police increased patrols and conducted sobriety checkpoints to “…deter, identify, and arrest impaired drivers.”
In addition to looking for drunk and impaired drivers, State Police targeted drivers for speeding and aggressive driving.
The following were among the violations ticketed during the crackdown:
- Speeding – 2,841
- Distracted driving – 183
- Seat belt violations – 201
- Move Over Law – 102
The special patrols were funded by grants from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. There were also crackdowns by local law enforcement across the state.
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