ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the success of a program geared towards keeping drivers safe.
The 20-day program, called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, resulted 769 arrests during the August 21 to September 7 enforcement period for intoxicated or impaired driving. More than 219 of these arrests occurred during Labor Day weekend alone.
During the Drive Sober campaign, Troopers issued 47,359 tickets: 18,660 for speeding, 1,613 for distracted driving, 2,522 for child restraint and seatbelt violations, and 556 for failing to “move over.”
This national crackdown was aimed at reducing the deaths and injuries caused by motorists who drive drunk or under the influence of drugs.
The program was coordinated by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and implemented by police and local law enforcement agencies.