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New York police give out over 33,000 tickets in DWI crackdown

Police in the state of New York issued over 33,000 tickets during a two-week holiday crackdown in a bid to penalize drunken and impaired motorists.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo informed the public on Thursday, January 5 that the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program, which was in full effect between December 16, 2016 and January 1, 2017, was a successful deterrent of traffic-related accidents due to impaired driving. New York police troopers took into custody 571 individuals for driving while intoxicated charges and looked into around 644 personal injury accident cases.

To put it into context, police officers were able to issue 11,000 tickets for speeding, over 1,000 tickets for distracted driving, and 421 tickets for violations against the “move over” law regarding emergency vehicles.

Our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP provide quality legal representation for our clients in New York and handle personal injury accident cases, including car accidents. Call our offices today at (212) 779-0057 so you can understand your legal rights and options.


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