ALBANY — According to the New York State Police, troopers issued 13,471 total tickets in a special enforcement campaign over Memorial Day weekend. Of those tickets, 987 were issued in the Capital Region.
Troopers targeted speeding, aggressive and distracted drivers during the campaign, which ran from Friday, May 26 to Tuesday, May 30. The most common infractions statewide were speeding and seatbelt violations.
Police cracked down on impaired drivers with sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols, leading to 194 DWI arrests. Locally, 19 Capital District drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Troopers also investigated 839 crashes, none of which were fatal. Slightly fewer tickets and DWI arrests were reported this year compared to last year’s Memorial Day weekend.