ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – State Police have released the results of their Memorial Day Weekend Crackdown.
For a span of four days Troopers targeted impaired drivers, drivers who were distracted, speeding, as well as violators of New York’s move over and seat belt laws.During this initiative, which occurred from May 22 through May 25, the New York State Police issued a total of 12,082 tickets.
Troopers say they arrested 187 people for DWI over Memorial Day weekend. Numerous sobriety checkpoints were conducted across the state and more than 5,500 vehicles passed through. Other tickets included.
- Speeding: 3,597 tickets
- Child restraint/seatbelt violations: 2,932 tickets
- Distracted driving: 381 tickets
- Move Over law violations: 125 tickets
Troopers investigated a total of 726 accidents, compared to last year’s 690. Of these accidents, 192 people were injured and seven people were killed.