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State Police Arrest 225 For Driving While Intoxicated During Memorial Day Weekend – Almost 11,000 Tickets Issued

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During the Memorial Day long weekend, State Police arrested 225 drivers on charges of DWI. In total, almost 11,000 tickets were issued during the campaign to keep motorists safe during the weekend.


The STOP-DWI campaign targeted both drunk and impaired drivers and was partially funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Troopers used sobriety checkpoints, added additional patrols, and tickets distracted drivers.

“The results of this year’s campaign show that too many people are still getting behind the wheel while intoxicated or impaired by drugs. This behavior will not be tolerated, and our Troopers will remain vigilant in the removal of these reckless individuals from our roadways. I thank Governor Hochul for her unwavering support in keeping New York’s roadways safe for all who travel them.”

New York State Police Superintendent Steven G. James said.

In Trooper C, which covers all of Cortland and Tompkins Counties, troopers arrested 21 people for DWI, issued 192 speeding citations, 17 distracted driving, 234 child restraint/seatbelt tickets, and 7 Move Over violations. In total, Troop C issued 770 tickets during the long weekend.

Troopers used both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of this crackdown in order to more easily identify motorists who are violating the law. CITE vehicles allow the Trooper to better observe driving violations. These vehicles blend in with everyday traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.

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