02 August 2022
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Kevin P. Bruen
Superintendent
 
Beau Duffy
Director of Public Information 
(518) 457-2180
  
PRESS RELEASE

The New York State Police announced today that it issued a total of 11,873 tickets statewide during the 4th of July STOP-DWI enforcement campaign.

The special enforcement period began on Friday, July 1, 2022, and ended on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

During the 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 187 people for DWI and investigated 775 crashes, including 131 personal injury crashes and two 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                       4,634

Distracted Driving        277

Seatbelt violations       909

Move Over Law            169

During last year’s 4th of July enforcement campaign, which ran from Friday, July 2, 2021, through Monday, July 5, 2021, the State Police issued 10,238 total tickets and arrested 195 people for DWI.

Below is a breakdown of violations by troop:

 

Troop

Region

Speed

DWI Arrests

(# of persons)

Distracted Driving

Child Restraint/

Seat Belt

Move Over

Total

Tickets

(includes other violations)

A

Western NY

405

13

10

56

5

1,033

B

North Country

297

7

4

41

35

873

C

Southern Tier

546

7

14

39

20

939

D

Central NY

317

13

32

104

10

1,035

E

Finger Lakes

318

12

23

139

4

1,117

F

Upper Hudson Valley

347

48

36

83

8

1,159

G

Capital Region

468

18

40

106

23

1,188

K

Lower Hudson Valley

805

36

39

79

27

1,428

L

Long Island

215

26

15

71

5

875

NYC

New York City

49

0

27

57

2

563

T

NYS Thruway

867

7

47

134

30

1,663

 

 

 

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