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State police on high alert to crack down on holiday drunk driving

Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State Police say this is to prevent unwanted tragedies that come with impaired driving.

Asha McKenzie and Adolfo Carrion

Nov 22, 2023, 10:24 PM

Updated 241 days ago

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State police will be cracking down on drunk driving this holiday.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State Police say this is to prevent unwanted tragedies that come with impaired driving. There will be fixed sobriety checkpoints where police will be on the look for unsafe driving and speeding.  
The average arrest costs up to $10,000 if you are caught driving drunk or under the influence.  
According to the state, 213 drivers were arrested, 425 tickets were given out for distracted driving, and 4,757 tickets were given out for speeding during Thanksgiving weekend last year.  
The governor’s Traffic Safety Committee says to download the “Have A Plan” app to help you find a taxi or ride-share service or program a designated drivers list.  


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