The New York State Police issue more than 9,200 tickets during July 4th enforcement period.
The New York State Police today announced that Troopers issued a total of 9,214 tickets statewide during the 4th of July STOP-DWI enforcement campaign.
The special enforcement period began on Friday, July 3, 2020 and ended at 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
During the 36-hour 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 180 people for DWI and investigated 456 crashes, including 99 personal injury crashes and one fatality.
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.
Distracted Driving 179
Seatbelt violations 469
Move Over Law 130
During last year’s 4th of July enforcement campaign, which ran from Saturday, June 29, 2019, through Friday, July 5, 2019, the State Police issued 16,388 total tickets and arrested 255 people for DWI.