State Police Issue Thousands Of Tickets During DWI Crackdown

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State Police arrested 168 people for DWI over Labor Day Weekend.
State Police arrested 168 people for DWI over Labor Day Weekend. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Police issued more than 46,000 tickets state-wide as part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1, officials said. 

During the crackdown the New York State Police targeted impaired and distracted driving, speeding, "move over" violations and seat belt violations. Troopers issued a total of 46,584 tickets, according to state police. 

Of the tickets issued, 18,350 were for speeding, 1,937 for distracted driving, 2,667 for child restraint and seat belt violations, and 850 for "move over" violations, police said.

Troopers also conducted sobriety checkpoints during the campaign.  More than 19,000 vehicles passed though with 72 of the motorists arrested on DWI charges at the checkpoints, according to authorities.

Throughout the campaign, a total of  663 drivers were charged with DWI from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1, state police said.

During the Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 through Sept.1, the New York State Police issued more than 9,000 tickets, including 168 arrests for DWI, officials said. 

Troopers also investigated 590 accidents over the holiday weekend, three of which resulted in fatalities, according to state police. 

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Hmm... Let's see: 72/19,000 = 3/10 of 1%. That's what we breach the Constitution for? A paltry 0.003 yield for illegal, warrantless, probable-cause-less seizure. State Police are the core of a Police State. This is a sure sign we don't need to employ so many police, if this is what they think is important. Fire a cop and fix the roads. Disgusted.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Police issued more than 46,000 tickets state-wide as part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1, officials said.

During the crackdown the New York State Police targeted impaired and distracted driving, speeding, "move over" violations and seat belt violations. Troopers issued a total of 46,584 tickets, according to state police.

Of the tickets issued, 18,350 were for speeding, 1,937 for distracted driving, 2,667 for child restraint and seat belt violations, and 850 for "move over" violations, police said.

Troopers also conducted sobriety checkpoints during the campaign. More than 19,000 vehicles passed though with 72 of the motorists arrested on DWI charges at the checkpoints, according to authorities.

Throughout the campaign, a total of 663 drivers were charged with DWI from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1, state police said.

During the Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 through Sept.1, the New York State Police issued more than 9,000 tickets, including 168 arrests for DWI, officials said.

Troopers also investigated 590 accidents over the holiday weekend, three of which resulted in fatalities, according to state police.

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Police issued more than 46,000 tickets state-wide as part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1, officials said.

During the crackdown the New York State Police targeted impaired and distracted driving, speeding, "move over" violations and seat belt violations. Troopers issued a total of 46,584 tickets, according to state police.

Of the tickets issued, 18,350 were for speeding, 1,937 for distracted driving, 2,667 for child restraint and seat belt violations, and 850 for "move over" violations, police said.

Troopers also conducted sobriety checkpoints during the campaign. More than 19,000 vehicles passed though with 72 of the motorists arrested on DWI charges at the checkpoints, according to authorities.

Throughout the campaign, a total of 663 drivers were charged with DWI from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1, state police said.

During the Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 through Sept.1, the New York State Police issued more than 9,000 tickets, including 168 arrests for DWI, officials said.

Troopers also investigated 590 accidents over the holiday weekend, three of which resulted in fatalities, according to state police.

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Good Job ! You have 640 of 740 kids dealing drugs in the High Schools but ya got them damn speeders on notice !! WOW ! Wise use of State funds - pick on some poor fool who is on his way to work while his child is solicited by pot and herion dealers in their school ? Speeding , distracted driving, and moreover DWI are important things to keep in check but just for once I'd like to read that a state or local officer arrested teens for dealing drugs and or their parents if not able to lock the kid up !

The numbers don't add up. there are still 23,000 "tickets" unaccounted for in the article.

Would the publisher of this paper please hire an editor to make sure these articles are factual?

They also should enforce the "keep right except to pass" rule. Slow cruisers in the middle and left lanes are the primary cause of rode rage.

Now get the speeding pickups with commercial plates on the Taconic please.

I wish the police would ticket people who switch lanes or enter/exit without signalling with their blinkers (directionals). It's so dangerous!

About time!! Also too too many people on the cell phone and texting while driving . Local police should start handing out fines too.The problem isn't only on the highways.

It is appalling how many people drive under the influence and endanger the lives of other families. The least they could do is have a non-alcoholic designated driver. Hopefully these DWI drivers do and should also value their own life.