21 July 2020
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Keith M. Corlett
Superintendent
 
Beau Duffy
                                     Director of Public Information 
                                     (518) 457-2180
  
PRESS RELEASE
 

The New York State Police today announced that Troopers issued a total of 9,214 tickets statewide during the 4th of July STOP-DWI enforcement campaign.

The special enforcement period began on Friday, July 3, 2020 and ended at 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

During the 36-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 180 people for DWI and investigated 456 crashes, including 99 personal injury crashes and one fatality.

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                   4,021

Distracted Driving        179

Seatbelt violations       469

Move Over Law           130

During last year’s 4th of July enforcement campaign, which ran from Saturday, June 29, 2019, through Friday, July 5, 2019, the State Police issued 16,388 total tickets and arrested 255 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

317

15

21

61

3

799

B

North Country

196

11

3

14

8

593

C

Southern Tier

386

8

7

30

13

666

D

Central NY

393

17

14

53

7

859

E

Finger Lakes

316

9

10

26

4

698

F

Upper Hudson Valley

442

40

26

106

19

1,165

G

Capital Region

286

20

26

14

9

733

K

Lower Hudson Valley

531

23

22

69

20

1,009

L

Long Island

384

18

20

38

6

920

NYC

New York City

24

1

10

17

0

397

T

NYS Thruway

746

18

20

41

41

1,375

 

 

 
 

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