It was a busy 4th of July enforcement period for the New York State Police.
The special STOP-DWI enforcement period began at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June, 30 and continued until 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.
During the 108-hour campaign, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, State Troopers conducted sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices.
Troopers issued 11,480 tickets statewide, arrested 216 people for DWI and investigated 165 personal injury accidents, which resulted in four fatalities and 244 people being injured.
Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. This is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued:
- Speeding 4,153
- Distracted Driving 359
- Seatbelt violations 571
- Move Over Law 151
During last year’s 4th of July enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 10,435 total tickets and arrested 240 people for DWI.