State Police to crack down on impaired and reckless driving Memorial Day weekend

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York State Police will increase patrols to combat drunk, impaired, and reckless driving throughout this Memorial Day weekend.

The special enforcement period starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, and runs through 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols by State Police and local law enforcement agencies during this holiday weekend. Troopers will be using both marked and unmarked police vehicles.

According to NY State Police, on Memorial Day weekend in 2020, Troopers arrested 185 people for driving while impaired, issued 9,214 total tickets, and investigated 163 crashes, which resulted in two fatalities.