New York State Troopers issued 11,497 tickets total during the most recent STOP-DWI campaign, which ran from October 28 to November 2. In addition, officers arrested nearly 250 drivers for drunk driving during the crackdown.
The largest number of tickets – 2,056 – was written for drivers on the New York State Thruway. The Upper Hudson Valley region had the most number of drunk driving arrests, with 45 people being accused of driving under the influence.
Law enforcement agencies across the state also investigated 1,111 crashes – a 30% increase over last year. These crashes injured 227 people and resulted in three deaths.
Drivers found with a BAC of 0.08% or higher can be charged with a DWI/DUI. A conviction can result in over $1,000 in fines and up to one year in prison. It can also lead to your license being suspended or even revoked. Other possible consequences include the installation of a $700 interlock device and mandatory attendance of a victim impact program.
A drunk driving conviction can also cause your auto insurance premiums to skyrocket, or result in you being dropped by your insurer altogether. A recent study even found that a DWI is the most expensive traffic violation in New York in terms of impact on auto insurance rates.
If you or someone you love has been arrested for drunk driving or any other traffic violation in New York, you need expert legal assistance to avoid the most serious consequences. The attorneys at the Rosenblum Law Firm have the skills and experience to get the results you want. Email or call 888-203-2619 for a free consultation about your case.