- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Police in New York state will be stepping up their enforcement of drunken driving laws from now until New Year’s Day.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says State Police and local law enforcement agencies will be operating increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints from Friday through Jan. 1.

The Democratic governor says the officers will be looking for drunken driving as well as distracted driving and motorists who aren’t buckled up or who are using handheld devices while driving.

In addition to traditional police cars, law enforcement will be using unmarked cars.

A similar crackdown last year resulted in police issuing nearly 50,000 tickets. More than 700 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.

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