ALBANY- The New York State Police announced that it issued a total of 13,471 tickets statewide during the Memorial Day Weekend enforcement campaign.
The special enforcement period began on Friday, May 26, 2023, and ran through Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
During the campaign, which was partially 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 194 people for DWI and investigated 839 crashes, including 130 personal injury crashes. No fatal crashes were reported.
As part of the enforcement, Troopers targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. A total of 3,863 speeding tickets, 373 tickets for distracted driving, 3,029 seatbelt violations, and 122 move over law infractions were issued.