30 March 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 today announced that it issued more than 26,000 tickets during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day enforcement initiative.

This year’s enforcement period ran nine days and encompassed two consecutive weekends compared to 2021 when the detail ran for five days, encompassing just one weekend.

The campaign began on Friday, March 11, 2022, and continued until Sunday, March 20, 2022.

During the campaign, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the New York State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and underage drinking and sales to minors detail. State Police also ticketed distracted drivers who use handheld electronic devices.

State Troopers arrested 381 people for DWI and investigated 1,663 crashes, which resulted in 243 people being injured 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                  8,777

Distracted Driving     754

Seatbelt violations     901

Move Over Law         221

During last year’s St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period, the State Police issued 19,599 tickets and arrested 299 people for DWI.

 

Results of the St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period by troop:

Troop

Region

DWI Arrests

(# of persons)

Speed

Distracted Driving

Child Restraint/

Seat Belt

Move Over

Total

Tickets

(Includes other violations)

A

Western NY

21

655

54

76

14

2,224

B

North Country

14

388

24

29

21

1,492

C

Southern Tier

15

925

27

96

26

2,366

D

Central NY

30

738

59

89

20

2,611

E

Finger Lakes

40

785

49

125

15

2,812

F

Upper Hudson Valley

91

905

86

128

23

2,923

G

Capital Region

29

776

150

67

19

2,367

K

Lower Hudson Valley

56

1,325

105

90

24

2,873

L

Long Island

49

642

56

94

12

2,117

NYC

New York City

5

91

40

34

4

1,336

T

NYS Thruway

31

1,547

104

73

43

3,473

 

TOTALS

381

8,777

754

901

221

26,594

 

 

 

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