State Police DWI Crackdown Starts Today
The national "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaign begins today and extends through Labor Day, September 3.
According to the New York State Police the last few weeks of summer result in higher traffic volumes throughout the state that also leads to increased accidents, serious injuries and fatalities. The campaign has law enforcement agencies across the country boosting patrols and checkpoints to ensure motorists are not needlessly injured or killed by intoxicated or drug-impaired drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that on average, one person is killed every 50 minutes in an alcohol-impaired driving accident.
The campaign is funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and will have Troopers using both marked and unmarked vehicles as part of the operation. There will also be an increase in DWI checkpoints during the crackdown.