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State Police Arrest 203 people for DWI over Memorial Day Weekend

The New York State Police issued more than 8,900 tickets during a special traffic enforcement period over Memorial Day Weekend. During the campaign, which started on Friday, May 22 and ran through 3 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. State Police increased patrols and conducted sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers. The initiative was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC).

During this enforcement period, State Troopers arrested 203 people for DWI, and investigated 457 crashes, which injured 11 people. State Police responded to two fatal crashes during the weekend.

As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted drivers speeding and aggressive drivers across the State, and issued a total of 8,907 tickets for a variety of vehicle and traffic violations.  Below is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued.

Speeding                  3,332

Distracted Driving     171

Seatbelt violations    420

Move Over Law         109

During last year’s Memorial Day enforcement State Police issued 13,693 tickets and arrested 225 people for DWI.

The results of the campaign broken down by Troop:

 

Troop Region DWI Arrests

(# of persons)

Speed Distracted Driving Child Restraint/

Seat Belt

Move Over Total

Tickets

(includes other violations)

A Western NY 13 178 6 25 0 502
B North Country 11 144 2 31 2 567
C Southern Tier 4 344 23 21 14 744
D Central NY 16 436 31 68 5 1154
E Finger Lakes 15 269 11 21 7 718
F Upper Hudson Valley 40 273 25 132 15 1081
G Capital Region 24 328 13 31 23 861
K Lower Hudson Valley 34 620 10 39 20 1169
L Long Island 14 166 15 15 4 586
NYC New York City 3 42 21 12 3 472
T NYS Thruway 29 532 23 25 16 1053