The New York State Police issued 11,480 tickets during the Fourth of July STOP-DWI enforcement campaign that ran from 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5.
During the 108 hours, troopers used sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols and ticketed distracted drivers using handheld devices.
There were 216 people arrested for DWI and 165 personal injury accidents, which resulted in 244 injuries and four fatalities.
The tickets were for:
- Speeding: 4,153
- Distracted driving: 359
- Seatbelt violations: 571
- Move over law: 151
During last year’s Fourth of July enforcement campaign, State Police issued 10,435 tickets and arrested 240 for DWI.