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New York State Police monitor DWI checkpoints for holidays

Posted at: 01/01/2013 2:33 AM
Updated at: 01/01/2013 2:55 AM

The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign officially ends after New Year's day. The New York State Police is one of over 20,000 agencies nationwide participating in the campaign, which began December 14 and ends Tuesday, January 1.

During this period, the New York State Police planned to operate 30 sobriety checkpoints, 10 saturation details, 18 underage drinking and sales to minors details, and 41 additional dedicated local DWI patrols.

The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign is part of a massive effort supported largely through grants from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, aimed at preventing tragedies during the holiday season.

During last year's holiday enforcement effort, troopers made 526 arrests for DWI, and issued a total of 35,496 tickets.