- Associated Press - Sunday, June 4, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state police have doled out thousands of tickets and made dozens of arrests for as part of a Memorial Day weekend crackdown on drunk and impaired driving.

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo announced state police arrested almost 240 people for drunk driving and issued 12,169 tickets for a variety of violations and between May 26 and May 29.

State and local law enforcement agencies added patrols and used sobriety checkpoints to identify and arrest impaired motorists during the holiday weekend.

Troopers used both marked and concealed identity vehicles. State Police Superintendent George Beach says results show the need for stronger enforcement to remove reckless people from roadways.

During last year’s campaign, state police made 225 drunken driving arrests and issued nearly 12,000 tickets for a variety of other violations.

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