The State of New York has announced that over 11,500 tickets were issued to drivers during the state’s Halloween weekend crackdown on impaired and speeding drivers.
The campaign began on Friday, October 28th and ran through Tuesday, November 1st. Of those 11,500 tickets, 4,000 were issued for speeding and 189 were arrested for driving while impaired.
New York State Police Acting Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli said, “I applaud the tremendous work put forth by our members and law enforcements partners that have attributed to the success of this enforcement. We know all too well the preventable tragedies caused by impaired, reckless and distracted driving. We want to remind drivers to make responsible choices every time they get behind the wheel. Our Troopers will remain committed and vigilant in keeping impaired and reckless drivers off the roadways every day.”
Other tickets included 233 for distracted driving, 406 for seatbelt violations, and 104 for violating the state’s move over law.