New York Troopers Issue 33,000 Tickets Through Holidays
New York State Police said that they issued more than 33,000 traffic tickets and arrested 538 people for driving while intoxicated. This was all within New York State in a campaign that began December 14 and continued until January 1.
Troopers said that they operated 29 sobriety checkpoints, 10 “saturation details” targeting a specific area for drunken drivers, a dozen details targeting underage drinking and 41 additional dedicated local patrols against drunk driving, as part of the national campaign.
This resulted in 22 arrests for providing alcohol to minors and 12 related penal law violations.
In the greater Albany area, Troop G reports 3,077 tickets issued, including 992 for speeding and 66 for DWI, with 2 fatal crashes during the period.
The New York State Police take drunk driving seriously and will do anything to prevent it, especially during the holiday season.