Police Presence Increases During Holiday Weekend

Plan on taking your holiday weekend on the road? It better not involve any alcohol. The New York State Police and local law enforcement statewide will be looking out for you if you're drinking and driving.

 

Law enforcement patrols will be increased to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving this Memorial Day weekend. The STOP-DWI enforcement period starts on Friday, May 26, 2017, and runs through Monday, May 29, 2017. Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and police will be out in force to remove impaired and reckless drivers from our highways.

 

Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols by State Police and local law enforcement agencies during this holiday weekend.

 

On Memorial Day weekend in 2016, Troopers arrested 225 people for drinking and driving, issued nearly 12,000 tickets, and responded to three fatal motor vehicle crashes that killed three people. In addition, 38 counties and 131 agencies participated in last year’s Memorial Day Crackdown resulting in 196 DWI/DWAI arrests, five DWAI-Drug only arrests, 124 other arrests and 1,671 Vehicle and Traffic summonses.


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