Cuomo shares results of impaired-driving campaign

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed the results of the STOP-DWI “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign on Friday, announcing that officers issued 3,262 tickets for impaired driving between Aug. 19 and Sept. 7.

Along with the impaired-driving tickets, officers issued 116,292 total tickets for other traffic violations. The campaign, which happens multiple times a year, is supported by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

Fatal crashes involving an impaired driver have decreased 19 percent from 2010-2019, according to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College.

“New York has zero tolerance for impaired driving and the results show reckless motorists will be caught and will be held accountable,” Cuomo said. “Our message is simple: Drive sober or plan for a safe ride home. Impaired driving puts you and all those sharing the road at risk. It’s just not worth it.”

 

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