9 arrested for DWI in Southern Tier during July 4 STOP DWI crackdown campaign

New York State Police reported Monday that nine drivers were arrested for DWI during the recent STOP DWI Campaign in the Southern Tier. Also, 340 were issued speeding tickets and 14 were charged with distracted for driving.

Across the state, New York State Police announced 10,238 tickets were issued statewide during the July 4th weekend enforcement campaign. The special enforcement period began on Friday, July 2, and ran through Monday, July 5. During the campaign, State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints, targeted reckless and aggressive driving, and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices.

Troopers arrested 195 people for DWI and investigated 648 crashes, including 122 personal injury crashes and two fatalities. As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. Below is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued.

  • Speeding 3,955
  • Distracted Driving 202
  • Seatbelt violations 671
  • Move Over Law 132

During last year’s 4th of July Weekend enforcement campaign, which ran from July 3, 2020, through July 5, 2020, the State Police issued 8,214 total tickets and arrested 180 people for DWI.