4 Killed in DWI Related 4th of July Accidents in New York
State Police issued nearly 11,500 tickets during a 4th of July Stop-DWI crackdown. Sadly, police say, four people were killed in crashes.
On Thursday, New York State Police announced 11,480 tickets were issued across the state during the 4th of July 2018 STOP-DWI enforcement campaign.
The special enforcement period began at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, and continued until 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
During the 108-hour 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 216 people for DWI and investigated 165 personal injury accidents, which resulted in 244 people being injured and four fatalities. Their names weren't released.
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, via police:
- Speeding - 4,153
- Distracted Driving- 359
- Seatbelt violations- 571
- Move Over Law- 151
During last year’s 4th of July enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 10,435 total tickets and arrested 240 people for DWI.
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