February 13, 2017
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces State Police Arrest 110 People for DWI Over Super Bowl Weekend

Governor Cuomo Announces State Police Arrest 110 People for DWI Over Super Bowl Weekend

State Troopers Issue 4,098 Tickets during 38-Hour STOP DWI Enforcement Campaign

A Breakdown of Campaign Results by Troop Are Available Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Police issued more than 4,000 tickets during a special STOP DWI traffic enforcement campaign over Super Bowl Weekend. State Police increased patrols and conducted sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers during a 38-hour crackdown from 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 through 4 a.m. on Monday, February 6.

"I commend law enforcement officers across New York for their diligence and dedication to protecting the lives of motorists during this campaign, and throughout the rest of the year," Governor Cuomo said. "We have zero tolerance for impaired and reckless driving and these enforcement efforts send a clear message that dangerous drivers will be caught and will be held accountable."

State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said, "Highway safety is a priority for the State Police, and we will not tolerate reckless and impaired drivers. If you drink, make alternate plans for a ride home, or you can expect to be arrested by a State Trooper or one of our local law enforcement partners."

DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner and Acting GTSC Chair Terri Egan said, "This year’s Super Bowl was one for the ages, with one of the most exciting finishes of all time. While millions gathered to watch the big game, our dedicated partners in law enforcement were detailed across the state to make sure our roads were safe for New York’s families. I thank our law enforcement partners for their dedicated efforts not only this past Super Bowl weekend, but for what they do every day of the year."

The campaign was coordinated and funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and county STOP-DWI programs. During this enforcement campaign, State Troopers arrested 110 people for DWI and investigated 210 crashes, which injured 37 people. State Police did not respond to any fatal crashes during Super Bowl weekend.

As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted aggressive drivers and drivers speeding across the State. As a result, a total of 4,098 tickets were issued for a variety of vehicle and traffic violations. Below is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued:

  • 1,424 - Speeding
  • 61 - Distracted Driving
  • 80 - Seatbelt violations
  • 43 - Move Over Law

A breakdown of the campaign’s results by Troop is available below:

TroopRegionDWI Arrests (# of persons)SpeedDistracted DrivingChild Restraint/Seat BeltMove OverTotal Tickets (includes other violations)
AWestern NY5107881310
BNorth Country1059350294
CSouthern Tier7133585348
DCentral NY61086123385
EFinger Lakes101271272453
FUpper Hudson Valley2322151510581
GCapital Region11135852396
KLower Hudson Valley19133776450
LLong Island597261274
TNYS Thruway143045713607

During last year’s Super Bowl enforcement, State Police issued 4,686 tickets and arrested 92 people for DWI. The results of the campaign by Troop are also available here.


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