State Police announces totals for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

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The New York State Police recently announced its totals for arrests and tickets during their St. Patrick’s Day enforcement initiative.

Between Friday (March 15) and Sunday (March 17), State Police issued 5,576 total tickets. State troopers arrested 132 people for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and investigated 199 crashes, which resulted in 25 injuries but no fatalities. 

State troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive driving this past weekend. For speeding, 1,788 tickets were issued. Over 120 tickets were issued for distracted driving (124), 201 for seatbelt violations and 44 under the state’s Move Over Law.

In the Central New York region, 15 people were arrested for DWI. In terms of tickets, 140 were issued for speeding, seven for distracted driving, 23 for seatbelt violations and two for the Move Over Law. Total tickets in the region tallied to 676.

The Southern Tier region racked up nine DWI arrests and 169 speeding tickets. One distracted driving ticket was given out, while six seatbelt violations and five Move Over Law tickets were issued. A total of 406 tickets were issued in the region.

During State Police’s St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period in 2023, a total of 9,106 tickets were issued and 196 people were arrested for DWI.

A full breakdown of numbers from State Police’s St. Patrick’s Day enforcement initiative can be found here.