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“Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over” campaign a success in western NY

ALBANY - The national impaired driving enforcement campaign began Friday, December 14, 2012 and continued through Tuesday, January 1, 2013.  More than 20,000 police agencies nationwide participated. 
 
During the period, the New York State Police held multiple sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrol details, numerous traffic enforcement details and 1 underage drinking detail.   It was a massive effort aimed at preventing tragedies during the Holiday Season.
 
From Friday, December 14, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013, Troopers in Western New York issued more than 3,300 tickets and arrested 59 people for DWI.  The Troopers investigated 42 crashes in the area that involved injuries and unfortunately, one fatal crash.
 
The State Police encourage all drivers to be attentive to their driving habits, refrain from using a cell phone while driving to avoid distractions, do not drive too fast for the conditions, and have a defensive driver mindset.