New York State Police issued almost 11,000 tickets and made more than 200 arrests during a campaign to combat drunk and impaired driving over Memorial Day weekend.

In total troopers issued 10,949 tickets and arrested 225 people during the initiative which ran from Friday, May 24 to Monday, May 27.

“New York State has zero tolerance for drunk and impaired driving, and we are doing everything in our power to prevent the senseless tragedies that result from it,” said Governor Hochul.

“Public safety is my number one priority, and we will continue to aggressively enforce our driving laws so that New Yorkers are protected.”

During the campaign State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices.

Troopers arrested 225 people for DWI and investigated 239 crashes, including 58 personal injury crashes. No fatal crashes were reported.

As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. There were 3,076 motorists ticketed for speeding, 356 for distracted driving and 1,663 for seatbelt violations.

During last year’s Memorial Day Weekend enforcement campaign, there were 13,471 tickets issued and arrested 219 people for DWI.