139 DWI Arrests by NY Police During Super Bowl Weekend

The New York State Police disclosed that they gave out 6,876 tickets during a special STOP DWI traffic regulation campaign around Super Bowl Weekend. The operation took place from Friday, February 9, 2024, to Sunday, February 11, 2024.

The State Police augmented patrols and established sobriety checks to prevent, spot and detain intoxicated drivers. The endeavor was financially supported by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) and was implemented in partnership with local police departments across the state.

Throughout this period, State Troopers made 139 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), and examined 245 accidents, resulting in 37 injuries. Notably, there were no fatal crashes attended by the State Police throughout the weekend.

In addition to scrutinizing for intoxicated drivers, Troopers also cracked down on speeding and reckless drivers across the state. The tickets issued included 2,180 for speeding and 192 for distracted driving. In contrast, last year’s Super Bowl enforcement saw the State Police issuing 8,311 tickets and detaining 141 individuals for DWI.

In the Lower Hudson Valley area, including Westchester County, the enforcement campaign resulted in 43 DWI Arrests, 344 arrests for speeding, and 46 arrests for distracted driving.

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