Don't ruin your weekend, Police are on the lookout for impaired drivers

Posted at 11:32 AM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 11:32:23-04

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that State Police and local police agencies will increase patrols to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving this Memorial Day weekend.

The STOP-DWI enforcement period will begin Friday, May 25 and will run through Monday, May 28.

"Impaired driving is reckless, dangerous, and a crime, and state and local law enforcement will be out in full force to keep our roadways safe," Governor Cuomo said. "This Memorial Day weekend, I urge New Yorkers to not get behind the wheel if you've been drinking and make responsible choices to avoid senseless tragedies." 

Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, sobriety checkpoints and undercover police cars will be used as part of this crackdown.

Last year's Memorial Weekend patrols led to more than 12,000 issued tickets and more than 200 arrests. Police also investigated more than 100 crashes which led to almost 200 injuries.

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