Troopers arrest 203 drunk drivers over Memorial Day Weekend

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The New York State Police issued more than 8,900 tickets during a special traffic enforcement period over Memorial Day Weekend. During the campaign, which started Friday, May 22 and ran through 3 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, State Police increased patrols and conducted sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers. The initiative was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC).

During this enforcement period, State Troopers arrested 203 people for DWI, and investigated 457 crashes, which injured 11 people. State Police responded to two fatal crashes during the weekend.

Troop E; Finger Lakes issued 718 total tickets including:

• 15 DWIs

• 269 Speeding

• 11 Distracted driving

• 21 Child restraint, seat belt

• 7 Move over

As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted drivers speeding and aggressive drivers across the State, and issued a total of 8,907 tickets for a variety of vehicle and traffic violations.

During last year’s Memorial Day enforcement, State Police issued 13,693 tickets and arrested 225 people for DWI.