NY police to increase patrols on St. Patrick’s day
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 8:16 AM EDT
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - This St. Patrick’s Day, officers will be out making sure people aren’t drinking and driving during their celebrations.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul says law enforcement will increase patrols to combat drunk, impaired, and reckless driving. Drivers can expect stepped-up sobriety checkpoints through Sunday. Hochul said police will also make sure people underage aren’t being given alcohol.
Last year on St. Paddy’s Day, troopers arrested 381 people for DWI, issued 754 tickets for distracted driving, and wrote more than 26,000 tickets in total.
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