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:
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.
- State police issue 11,480 tickets during 4th of July STOP-DWI campaign
- NY authorities to stage STOP-DWI campaign for Super Bowl
- Arrest warrant issued for former Oneida County STOP DWI coordinator
- Oneida County STOP DWI coordinator fired following DWI-Drugs arrest
- DWI crackdown: State police conducting traffic patrols
- Local police officers, agencies awarded by STOP-DWI Program
- Campaign stops in Clinton calling on lawmakers to fix state budget issues
- Utica police officer charged with DWI
- NY state's anti-DWI campaign to continue into New Year's Day
- Traffic stop leads to aggravated DWI charge for Rome man