November 3, 2016
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Results of "Halloween DWI Crackdown" Enforcement Campaign

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New York State Police Arrest 242 Drivers for DWI, Issue More Than 11,000 Tickets During 5-Day Enforcement Period

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Police reported 242 arrests for driving while intoxicated during the Halloween DWI Crackdown on impaired driving. The campaign, which started Friday, October 28 and ended Tuesday, November 1, is aimed at significantly reducing deaths and injuries caused by motorists driving drunk or impaired by drugs.

“Drunk and impaired drivers pose serious dangers to themselves and other motorists,” Governor Cuomo said. “I commend the State Police and local law enforcement for their continued vigilance in getting these dangerous drivers off of our roads, and protecting the safety of all New Yorkers.”

State Police and local law enforcement agencies also targeted drivers who were distracted, speeding, not wearing seatbelts, and not abiding by the “move over” law. The campaign was coordinated and funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and county STOP-DWI programs.

State Troopers issued 11,497 total tickets, during the five-day campaign, including 4,342 for speeding, 322 for distracted driving, 333 for child restraint and seatbelt violations, and 176 for failing to “move over.” Additionally, Troopers investigated a total of 1,111 crashes, compared to 736 last year. Of these crashes, 227 people were injured, and 3 people were killed.

During last year’s 3-day campaign, State Police arrested 167 people for DWI, and issued total of 7,642 tickets.

State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said, “Safety on the roads is a top priority for the State Police. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to crack down on drunk and impaired drivers, and hold offenders accountable for their actions.”

Below are the violations issued during the campaign by State Police Troop:

Troop

Region

DWI Arrests
(# of persons)

Speed

Distracted Driving

Child Restraint/
Seat Belt

Move Over

Total
Tickets
(includes other violations)

A

Western NY

23

433

23

33

5

1,095

B

North Country

17

169

6

24

2

636

C

Southern Tier

13

422

31

17

11

930

D

Central NY

28

381

57

23

20

1,270

E

Finger Lakes

21

446

39

55

4

1,324

F

Upper Hudson Valley

45

447

32

53

21

1,299

G

Capital Region

20

247

27

18

10

794

K

Lower Hudson Valley

42

435

25

40

42

1,270

L

Long Island

13

265

36

31

3

823

T

NYS Thruway

20

1,097

46

39

58

2,056

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