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Police ramp up patrols to crack down on traffic violations for the holiday weekend

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 06:30:13-05

Police in New York state say they're stepping up traffic enforcement through the holiday weekend.
    
State troopers will supplement regular patrols statewide, looking for drivers who are speeding, impaired or texting. The effort will include sobriety checkpoints and patrols in unmarked vehicles.
    
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says local police agencies also will take part in the enforcement effort.
    
Last year, troopers arrested 245 drivers on DWI charges, issued 5,417 speeding tickets and wrote 673 distracted driving tickets over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.