Results of NYSP Super Bowl STOP-DWI Campaign
The New York State Police have released the results of their Super Bowl STOP-DWI Campaign.
Over the Super Bowl weekend State Police say 4,686 tickets were issued for various offenses. Of the nearly 5,000 tickets issued State Troopers arrested 92 people for DWI and investigated 157 accidents, which resulted in 29 people injured but thankfully no fatalities.
The campaign which is funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee began at 2:00 p.m. on February 6, 2016 and continued until midnight on Sunday February 7, 2016.
The 34-hour campaign allows the New York State Police funding to increased patrols and conducted sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers. This years campaign ran nearly three times as long as last years campaign but showed an increase in DWI arrests of nearly 1000%.