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State Police arrest 19 during Super Bowl weekend DWI sweep

State Police arrest 19 during Super Bowl weekend DWI sweep

The numbers are from state troopers in the local Capital Region troop
State Police arrest 19 during Super Bowl weekend DWI sweep
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ALBANY -- Local state troopers arrested 19 people on drunken driving charges over the weekend, a state police spokeswoman said.

Troopers made the arrests between Friday and Monday, across the Troop G region, which covers 10 counties. The numbers do not include arrests by other local agencies.

State police joined county, city and other police agencies statewide over Super Bowl weekend, in a crackdown on impaired driving that utilized increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints. 

Troopers from Troop G also issued 266 speeding tickets and responded to 82 accidents across the region over the weekend.

Numbers for other arrests weren't immediately available, but a Saturday night state police checkpoint in Schenectady resulted in two non-DWI arrests. One man who stopped at the checkpoint was found with cocaine, state police said. And another man driving without a license attempted to avoid the checkpoint, sparking a brief chase that resulted in a crash and minor injuries to a trooper.

Troop G covers Schenectady, Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie counties.

 

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