State Police issue over 10k tickets during July 4 anti-DWI campaign

The New York State Police issued a total of 10,435 tickets statewide during the Fourth of July STOP-DWI enforcement campaign, which ran from July 1-4.

During the 96-hour campaign, police employed fixed sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, ticketed distracted drivers, and conducted underage drinking details.

Statewide, Troopers arrested 240 people for DWI and investigated numerous crashes, which resulted in 248 people being injured and three fatalities.

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For a local slice, let’s look at Troop K, which includes Dutchess, Columbia and Putnam counties.

In Troop K, Troopers arrested 30 drivers for DWI and investigated 75 motor vehicle collisions, which resulted in a total of 25 people being injured. They also ticketed 364 for speeding, 24 for distracted driving, 75 for seatbelt violations, and 25 for the “move over law.”