New York State Troopers issue nearly 8,000 tickets during Super Bowl weekend

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New York State Troopers issued nearly 8,000 tickets and arrested 139 people for impaired driving during their Super Bowl weekend crackdown.

The STOP-DWI initiative started on Saturday, February 2, and continued through 4:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4.

State Troopers arrested 139 people for DWI and investigated 456 crashes, including 67 crashes that resulted in injuries, and one fatality.

Troop E, who cover Schuyler, Chemung, and Steuben counties, made eight DWI arrests and issued 713 tickets.

“Super Bowl weekend is one of the most popular events of the year but we want New Yorkers to enjoy it responsibly and we have zero tolerance for reckless or impaired driving,” Governor Cuomo said.

“These numbers show our efforts to aggressively enforce the law to keep our roads safe are working, and I commend the State Police for their dedication to protecting the lives of New Yorkers during this campaign and throughout the rest of the year.”

Troop K in the Lower Hudson Valley issued 1,100 tickets, the most in the state.

During the 2018 Super Bowl campaign, Troopers issued 7,733 total tickets and arrested 120 motorists for impaired driving.

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