New York State Police’s zero-tolerance policy over Memorial Day weekend resulted in almost 12,000 tickets being issued to New York drivers. Governor Cuomo announced a STOP-DWI Crackdown Weekend in New York for the holiday weekend to ticket drivers who drive under the influence or otherwise violate New York’s traffic laws.
This statewide police effort has resulted in a staggering 11,946 citations issued to drivers in the 96-hour period from May 27 to May 30. While the majority of these tickets were issued for speeding, 2,173 tickets were issued for seat-belt violations, 224 for DWI, 358 for distracted driving, and 135 for move-over violations. Areas with the highest incidence of ticketing include the New York State Thruway, Binghamton, Ithaca, Rochester, Elmira, and the Hudson Valley.
Every year, New York Police step-up marked and undercover squad car presence on New York roads and aggressively ticket drivers during busy travel times. The New York State STOP-DWI Association, Inc. coordinates crackdowns on and around all major holidays, including Memorial Day and July 4th weekends. Through these highly visible campaigns, police hope to send the message that drunk driving will not be tolerated.
If you are a New York driver, your chances of being ticketed for a traffic violation or arrested for a driving-related crime will dramatically increase around the Fourth of July, from July 1 to 5, and Labor Day, from August 19 to September 5. If you receive a ticket for an offense such as speeding, distracted driving, or a seat-belt violation, or if you are charged with a DWI or any other driving related crime, contact an attorney to help defend you against any penalties you may face.
Adam H. Rosenblum of the Rosenblum Law Firm is a skilled criminal defense and traffic attorney who has helped people in similar situations and will work to ensure your rights are protected. Email the Rosenblum Law Firm or call 888-203-2619 for a free consultation about your case today.