Drive sober this New Year's Eve, or risk getting pulled over and arrested, state police warn.
Troopers have planned planned 30 sobriety checkpoints, 10 saturation details, 18 underage drinking and sales to minors details, and 41 additional dedicated local DWI patrols from Dec. 14 through Tuesday night, police said.
The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Crackdown," has more than 20,000 police agencies nationwide on board. In New York, multiple police units are targeting specific geographic areas, thanks to state traffic grants geared toward preventing tragedies during the holidays.
“The Holiday Season is all about the joy of families and friends, but each year the season turns to sorrows for some as a result of traffic crashes resulting from drinking and driving,” said State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico. “We are reminding holiday revelers to designate a driver or arrange safe transportation in advance to secure the happiness of the season for your loved ones.”
Last year's holiday campaign resulted in 526 DWI arrests, and a total of 35,496 tickets, officials said.