State Police will partner with local law enforcement agencies statewide to crack down on impaired and reckless driving during the weekend, which will feature football’s biggest game on Sunday.
"State troopers will be highly visible throughout the weekend, cracking down on impaired drivers and other reckless driving behaviors,” State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said. “If your celebrations include alcohol, make a game plan now for a safe ride home. Don't jeopardize your life or the lives of others by driving impaired."
The STOP-DWI campaign will include underage drinking enforcement, along with increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers. The enforcement initiative, which runs from Saturday through Monday is funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.
"It is simple: If you are drinking, do not get behind the wheel,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said. “New York has zero tolerance for drunk driving, and our police will be aggressively enforcing the law this weekend to keep New Yorkers safe."
State Police arrested 139 people for impaired driving and issued 7,891 tickets during a similar campaign last year.
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