Troopers boost traffic enforcement for holiday

Posted at 1:23 PM, Nov 26, 2014

New York State Police are boosting traffic enforcement efforts through the holiday weekend, with special patrols focusing on speeding, distracted driving and sobriety checkpoints.

The heightened patrols will be out Wednesday through Sunday statewide.

The effort will also include "Operation Hang Up," which targets distracted drivers by using Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement patrol vehicles to locate drivers talking or texting on hand held devices.

During the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday period, troopers arrested 181 drivers for DWI, issued 4,459 speeding tickets and 854 tickets for distracted driving.