- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State and local police in New York plan to increase enforcement against drunken driving through Labor Day weekend.

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign started Thursday and runs through Labor Day on Sept. 5. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he directed state troopers to ramp up their enforcement as part of a national crackdown. State police will work with local law enforcement agencies.

State officials say Labor Day is among the deadliest times of year when it comes to drunken or drugged drivers. One-third of traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers.

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