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State Police targeting impaired driving in annual St. Patrick’s Day campaign

Albany, N.Y. – New York State Police and other law enforcement agencies will be keeping a close eye on the roads this week.
With St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday, troopers will be cracking down on incidents of drunk driving and driving while under the influence of drugs, to help prevent crashes.
Last year’s St. Patrick’s Day campaign resulted in more than 77,000 tickets issued, almost 2,000 of them for impaired driving and nearly 3,000 for distracted driving.
This year’s campaign will run through Sunday.
“As New Yorkers celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I urge them to do so safely and responsibly,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “There is zero-tolerance for impaired driving in New York. It is grossly reckless on the part of the driver, and it puts all those on the road in danger. Impaired drivers will be caught and held accountable, so plan for a safe ride home.”

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