New York State Police Upping Patrols, DUI Checkpoints This Weekend

New York State Police are increasing patrols over this Memorial Day weekend.

The STOP-DWI enforcement period began yesterday and runs through Tuesday.

State Police and local law enforcement will be out in force to remove impaired and reckless drivers from the roads. There will be increased patrols and additional sobriety checkpoints throughout the state in both marked and unmarked vehicles.

Last Memorial Day weekend, New York State troopers arrested 225 people for DUI, issued more than 13,000 total tickets, and investigated 134 personal injury crashes, which resulted in four fatalities.