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New York State Troopers in Western New York issued more than 3,300 tickets and made 59 arrests for DWI. It’s part of the massive effort by law enforcement nationwide aimed at preventing driving tragedies during the holiday season.

The national impaired driving enforcement campaign began Friday, Dec. 14 and ended New Year’s Day. More than 20,000 police agencies nationwide participated. During the period, the New York State Police held multiple sobriety checkpoints as well as DWI saturation patrol and traffic enforcement details and one underage drinking detail.  

Along with those arrests and tickets, Troopers also investigated 42 crashes including one fatal accident in that time period.

The State Police reminds drivers to have a defensive mindset, to not use phones while driving and to not drive too fast for the conditions. 

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