PLATTSBURGH — State Police issued 540 tickets within the North Nation in the course of the July 4th weekend crackdown.
From Friday, July 2 by Monday, July 5, Troop B troopers issued 143 tickets for rushing, 4 for distracted driving, 16 for youngster restraint/seat belt violations and 5 for move-over regulation violations, amongst others, in keeping with a press launch from the Governor’s Workplace.
Additionally they made eight arrests for driving whereas intoxicated.
Statewide, troopers issued greater than 10,200 tickets, arrested 195 individuals for DWI and investigated 648 crashes, together with 122 personal-injury accidents and two fatalities, the discharge mentioned.
Final yr, from July 3, 2020 by July 5, 2020, State Police issued 8,214 tickets and made 180 DWI arrests.
“Placing others at risk by driving impaired is unacceptable within the state of New York and those that do it is going to be held accountable,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned in an announcement.
“Thanks to the ladies and men of regulation enforcement across the state who patrol our streets to maintain us protected. Lives had been saved this vacation weekend due to your exhausting work and dedication to the individuals you serve.”
The marketing campaign was partially funded by the Governor’s Visitors Security Committee.
State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints, and focused reckless and aggressive driving, rushing and distracted drivers.