State Police arrested more than 110 people for drunk driving over Super Bowl Weekend as part of the STOP-DWI Enforcement Campaign. The campaign, which ran from Saturday, February 4 through Monday, February 6, also resulted in 4,098 traffic tickets.
Across the state, New York State Police set up sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols to identify and arrest impaired motorists. Troopers wrote 1,424 tickets for speeding, 61 for distracted driving, 80 for seatbelt violations, and 43 for Move Over Law violations. Police also investigated 210 accidents, which injured 37 people.
There were less tickets issued this year as compared to the ticket blitz for Super Bowl 2016, which saw more than 4,500 tickets written. However, last year saw fewer drunk driving arrests (92), fewer accidents (150), and fewer injuries (29) during the three-day campaign.
Drunk driving is a serious crime that can have severe consequences. A conviction can result in over $1,000 in fines and up to a year in prison. The court could also mandate the installation of a $700 interlock device. Moreover, a conviction is almost guaranteed to wreak havoc on your insurance premiums or even result in you being dropped by your insurer altogether.
If you or someone you love has been charged with drunk driving or any other traffic violation as part of the STOP-DWI Super Bowl crackdown, you need expert legal counsel to avoid the most serious consequences. The attorneys at the Rosenblum Law Firm have extensive experience fighting traffic violations in New York and New Jersey. Email or call 888-203-2619 for a free consultation about your case.