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The New York State Police issue more than 16,500 tickets during Halloween enforcement period.

The New York State Police today announced that it issued a total of 16,690 tickets statewide during the Halloween enforcement campaign.The special enforcement period began on Saturday, October 26, 2018 and continued until November 1, 2018. During the campaign, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices. Troopers arrested 266 people for DWI and investigated 1,778 accidents, which resulted in 251people 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                  5,729 Distracted Driving     448 Seatbelt violations    475 Move Over Law        193 During last year’s Halloween enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 9,057 total tickets and arrested 248 people for DWI.

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