Main Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop D Commander
The New York State Police will improve patrols to fight drunk, impaired, and reckless driving all through this Memorial Day weekend. The particular enforcement interval begins on Friday, Could 28, and runs by means of Tuesday, June 1. Memorial Day is among the busiest journey holidays of the yr and police will probably be out in power to take away impaired and reckless drivers from our highways.
Drivers can anticipate to see sobriety checkpoints and elevated patrols by State Police and native legislation enforcement businesses throughout this vacation weekend. Troopers will probably be utilizing each marked State Police autos and Hid Identification Visitors Enforcement (CITE) autos as a part of this crackdown to extra simply determine motorists who’re violating the legislation. CITE autos permit the Trooper to raised observe driving violations. These autos mix in with on a regular basis visitors however are unmistakable as emergency autos as soon as the emergency lighting is activated.
Based on the Institute for Visitors Security Administration and Analysis (ITSMR) on the College of Albany, 251 individuals had been killed and 5,151 had been injured in drunk driving-related crashes in 2019. One other 258 individuals had been killed in drug-related crashes.
This initiative is partially funded by the Governor’s Visitors Security Committee (GTSC). The GTSC and the New York State STOP-DWI Basis remind motorists that their “Have a Plan” mobile app is obtainable for Apple, Droid, and Home windows smartphones. The app permits New Yorkers to find and name a taxi service and program a delegated driver checklist. It additionally gives data on DWI legal guidelines and penalties, and a option to even report a suspected impaired driver.
On Memorial Day weekend in 2020, Troopers arrested 203 individuals for driving whereas impaired, issued 8,907 whole tickets, and investigated 457 crashes, which resulted in two fatalities.