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New York State Police arrested 183 people for impaired driving over the Thanksgiving holiday

The New York State Police today announced that it issued a total of 12,975 tickets statewide during this year’s special Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement period.

The Thanksgiving enforcement period began on Wednesday, November 24 and continued through Sunday, November 28, 2021.

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 183 people for DWI and investigated 1,041 crashes, including one fatal crash.

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                     4,609

Distracted Driving           440

Seatbelt violations       1,526

Move Over Law              119

During the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 13,887 total tickets and arrested 155 people for DWI.

The results of the campaign broken down 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

333

12

12

163

2

1,136

B

North Country

194

11

26

75

12

 846

C

Southern Tier

288

4

16

218

9

 930

D

Central NY

386

19

19

117

9

1,207

E

Finger Lakes

393

19

46

171

10

1,381

F

Upper Hudson Valley

739

45

42

218

26

1,715

G

Capital Region

403

9

18

123

9

1,025

K

Lower Hudson Valley

771

28

55

80

11

1,521

L

Long Island

260

24

39

89

6

 879

NYC

New York City

63

0

27

110

1

 592

T

NYS Thruway

779

12

40

162

24

1,743

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