State police issue 11,480 tickets during 4th of July STOP-DWI campaign

More than 11,000 tickets were issued by New York State Police during the agency’s 4th of July STOP-DWI campaign.

Posted: Jul. 19, 2018 10:41 AM

More than 11,000 tickets were issued by New York State Police during the agency’s 4th of July STOP-DWI campaign.

State police announced Thursday that they issued 11,480 tickets statewide between 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30 and 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5.

During that time, state police used sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrons and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronics. They also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers as well.

The 108-hour campaign was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

During the STOP-DWI campaign, 216 people were arrested for DWI, and 165 personal injury accidents were investigated. A total of 244 people were injured, and there were four fatalities.

Other tickets issued during the campaign include:
Speeding: 4,153
Distracted driving: 359
Seatbelt violations: 571
Move Over Law: 151

Police say during last year’s campaign, they issued 10,435 tickets, and arrested 240 people for DWI.

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