Troopers issued 16K-plus tickets during enforcement period
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State police say troopers issued more than 16,500 tickets during the recent Halloween enforcement period conducted across New York.
The special enforcement began Oct. 26 and continued through last Thursday. During that weeklong span troopers issued a total of 16,680 tickets.
During the campaign troopers set up sobriety checkpoints, boosted patrols and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices.
State police say 266 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated and troopers investigated nearly 1,800 accidents. More than 250 people were injured and there were three fatalities.
Of all the tickets issued, about one-third were for speeding.