Alert: Drunk Driving Enforcement & More This Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on 
May 27, 2021
By 
No Comments

As the weather warms up and COVID-19 vaccinations rise, people are sure to gather to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. The increased traffic—and increased drinking—that typically comes with a long holiday weekend means state and local police will be doubling down on traffic enforcement. New York’s Memorial Day STOP-DWI Crackdown will run from Friday, May 28 through Tuesday, June 1. 

Law enforcement will be monitoring roads in marked police cars and undercover vehicles. In addition to watching for intoxicated drivers, police will also be stepping up enforcement for more common traffic violations.  DWI carries very significant penalties including fines and the potential for license suspension and increased auto insurance rates. 

The STOP-DWI campaign will run simultaneously with the Governor’s Traffic and Safety Commission’s (GTSC) “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement program, which began Monday, May 24, and will continue through Sunday, June 6. In addition to the crackdown on unbelted drivers and passengers, the program includes educational talks at high schools and other efforts to promote seat belt use.

Despite the pandemic being in full swing last year, police still issued 8,907 tickets as part of the 2020 Memorial Day STOP-DWI enforcement. More than 3,330 tickets were for speeding. Seat belt violations made up 420 tickets, while 171 were for cell phone and texting violations, and 109 were for ‘Move Over’ law violations. In addition, police arrested 203 people for driving while intoxicated and investigated 457 crashes involving 11 injured persons during last year’s stepped-up enforcement. 

If you or a loved one is charged with drunk driving or any other traffic violation due to enhanced police enforcement over this Memorial Day weekend, contact Rosenblum Law right away. Our attorneys have extensive experience fighting alcohol and other traffic-related charges. E-mail or call 888-883-5529 for a free consultation about your case.

Author Bio

Adam H. Rosenblum

Founding Attorney Of Rosenblum Law

Adam H. Rosenblum is an experienced and skilled traffic violations and criminal defense attorney. Mr. Rosenblum provides expert and aggressive representation to those facing points on their drivers’ licenses and the associated fines and surcharges.

Read Full Bio

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Free Consultation

Call us now for a quick, free, and no obligation colustion with one of our attorneys.
888-883-5529

Featured Experts

Kent Ng

NYPD (Ret.)
Read More

Mike Gheller

NYPD Officer
Read More

Travis Hall

NY State Police
Read More

Related Articles

Learn more about traffic tickets and criminal matters in New York and New Jersey.

Does My Traffic Ticket Violate Parole or Probation?

When a person is sentenced to probation instead of jail time, or when he/she is released on parole, there are...
Read More
June 17, 2019

NY Passes Law to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s License

Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will be able to legally obtain driver’s licenses in New York under a bill passed...
Read More
July 18, 2019

Obscure Traffic Tickets You May Not Have Heard Of

We all know that it is a traffic violation to exceed the speed limit in New York or to text...
Read More
July 8, 2019

We've Fought Over 50,000 Traffic Ticket Cases

Call us now for a quick, free, and no-obligation consultation.
888-883-5529
chevron-down Call Now ButtonFree Consult Call Now linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram