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State Police 'Sober Driving' Crackdown Continues Through New Year's Day

New York State troopers are participating in a national campaign to encourage safe holiday driving.

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.

Susie January 01, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Thank you for doing such a great job to prevent all tragedies and keeping our loved ones safe! Especially our kids!
Dan January 02, 2013 at 01:23 AM
Started calling all Peekskill Cab Companies at about 7pm NYE and none "were available"...Sad since it is one of the busiest bar nights...Seems strange since there are so many...
Kimberly January 02, 2013 at 04:31 AM
Ha. Some "holiday campaign". Seems like the bars aren't the only ones who make money on NYE.

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