New York State police made 280 arrests and issued 21,467 tickets during an annual Halloween enforcement campaign.
In addition, other law enforcement throughout the state issued 40,272 tickets for various traffic violations, including impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, seat belt infractions and move over law violations.
During this year’s campaign, which ran from October 25 to November 1, 2019, State Police set up sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices.
“This effort ensured a safer Halloween by preventing the needless tragedies that are caused by those who choose to drive while impaired,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“New York has zero tolerance for impaired drivers and, as the results of this campaign show, those who choose to drink and drive will be arrested.”
As part of the enforcement, Troopers targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. State Police issued 7,852 tickets for speeding, 714 for distracted driving, 599 for seatbelt violations and 242 for move over law violations.
The enforcement campaign was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.