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1,347 tickets issued in region during crackdown

Posted 6/10/22

More than 13,000 vehicle and traffic tickets were issued and more than 200 people were charged with drunken driving by the state police over Memorial Day Weekend, state police say.

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1,347 tickets issued in region during crackdown

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More than 13,000 vehicle and traffic tickets were issued and more than 200 people were charged with drunken driving by the state police over Memorial Day Weekend.

Every holiday, the state police hold an increased crackdown on drunken and distracted driving. This year’s Memorial Day crackdown lasted from May 27 through May 31, and included increased patrols and checkpoints.

According to the state police, they issued a total of 13,688 tickets to drivers over the Memorial Day holiday across all of New York.

Troopers said they charged 213 people with driving while intoxicated and investigated 808 motor vehicle accidents, including eight fatalities.

There were a total of 1,347 tickets issued in the Central New York region, including 275 tickets for speeding, 16 arrests for DWI and five tickets for violating the Move Over law.

The Central New York region, covered by Troop D, includes Oneida, Madison, Lewis and Onondaga counties, among others.

A total of 1,759 tickets were issued on the Thruway alone.

During the 2021 Memorial Day Weekend enforcement campaign, state police said they issued 14,249 total tickets and arrested 185 people for DWI.

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