(Jan. 2, 2013) The national impaired driving enforcement campaign began Friday, Dec. 14 and continued through Tuesday, Jan. 1. More than 20,000 police agencies nationwide participated.

During that time period, the New York State Police issued more than 33,000 tickets and arrested 538 people for DWI.  During the campaign, more than 10,000 drivers were ticketed for speed, not wearing seat belts or properly restraining children in vehicles.

During the period, the New York State Police held 29 sobriety checkpoints, 10 saturation details, 12 underage drinking and sales to minors details, and 41 additional dedicated local DWI patrols.  Saturation details consist of multiple roving units that target a specific area of focus.  It is a massive effort supported largely through grants from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, aimed at preventing tragedies during the Holiday Season.
Troop     Fatal crashes         DWI               Speed            Total tickets

A           1                              59                   928                3315

B           1                              35                   682                2343

C           2                              45                   863                2516

D           1                              39                   760                2809

E            1                             48                   841                2992

F            3                              99                  999                3905

G           2                              66                  992                3077

K           1                              67                  1153              3403

L            0                              39                  819                2841

T            0                              41                  2893              6088

In addition to the checkpoints and patrols, 12 underage drinking initiative details checked 14 bars and 120 retail establishments across the state.

State Police made 22 arrests for providing alcohol to minors and 12 penal law violations.

By martha

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