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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

During the National “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or get Pulled Over,” the New York State Police issued 47,359 tickets.

During the crackdown, which took place from Aug. 21 through Monday, the New York State Police targeted impaired and distracted driving, speeding, move over violations and those not buckled up.

In Western New York, there were 59 DWI arrests, 2,107 speeding charges, 182 people charged with distracted driving, 302 seat belt violations, 40 "move-over" arrests and a total of 4,973 total tickets written.

Statewide, 18,660 tickets were for speeding, 2,522 child restraint and seatbelt violations, 556 move over tickets, and 1,613 for distracted driving. Troopers arrested 769 people for DWI during this crackdown enforcement. Troopers conducted sobriety checkpoints and more than 21,000 vehicles passed though. Seventy two of the motorists stopped were arrested for DWI.

During the Labor Day weekend from Sept. 4 - 7, the New York State Police issued more than 10,000 tickets. Of those, 4,349 were for speeding, 422 were for seat belt violations, 133 were for "move-over" infractions, 312 were distracted driving and 219 people were charged with DWI.

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