State Police issue more than 11,480 tickets during July 4th enforcement period

ALBANY, NY — The New York State Police today announced that it issued a total of 11,480 tickets statewide during the Fourth of July 2018 STOP-DWI enforcement campaign.

The special enforcement period began at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June, 30, 2018 and continued until 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

During the 108-hour campaign, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices.

Troopers arrested 216 people for DWI and investigated 165 personal injury accidents, which resulted in 244 people being injured and four fatalities.

As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. Below is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued.

Speeding                    4,153
Distracted Driving     359
Seatbelt violations     571
Move Over Law        151

During last year’s 4th of July enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 10,435 total tickets and arrested 240 people for DWI.