Troopers issue nearly 10,500 tickets during July 4 enforcement campaign

The New York State Police issued a total of 10,435 tickets statewide during the Fourth of July STOP-DWI enforcement campaign.

The special enforcement period began Saturday, July 1, 2017, and continued until midnight Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

During the 96-hour campaign, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, ticketed distracted drivers and conducted underage drinking details.

Troopers arrested 240 people for DWI and investigated 152 accidents, which resulted in 248 people being injured and three fatalities.

As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. Below is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued.

Speeding: 4,115
Distracted driving: 245
Seatbelt violations: 603
Move Over Law: 274

During last year’s Fourth of July enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 10,882 total tickets and arrested 206 people for DWI.

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