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State Police issue over 21,000 tickets during Speed Week

State Police issue over 21,000 tickets during Speed Week

August 11, 2017 11:43 AM

New York State Police issued 21,148 tickets during this year's "Speed Week" campaign. 

As part of the enforcement detail, Troopers targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. The special traffic enforcement period was conducted over a seven-day period from Wednesday, August 2 through Tuesday, August 8. 

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Troopers issued 9,205 tickets for speeding, 348 for distracted driving and arrested 234 people for driving while impaired. State Police also responded to 268 personal injury accidents, which resulted in five fatalities and 393 people injured. 

In the Rochester and Finger Lakes region, Troopers issued 633 speeding tickets and made 17 DWI arrests. 

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