Police around New York State were busy arresting people and issuing tickets during Thanksgiving weekend. The Thanksgiving crackdown ran from Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28, 2021. State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols. Tickets were issued for infractions such as speeding, distracted driving, seatbelt violations and, violations of the 'Move Over Law.' A total of 12,975 tickets were issued and 183 people were arrested for driving while impaired, according to the New York State Police. There were 1,041 crashes around the state, including one that was fatal.

Here's a breakdown of the tickets issued, arrests and incidents:

Move Over Law - 119

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DWI Arrests - 183

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Distracted Driving - 440

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Crashes - 1,041

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Seatbelt violations - 1,526

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Photo by Alexandria Gilliott on Unsplash
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Speeding - 4,609

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RegionSpeedDWI Arrests(# of persons)Distracted DrivingChild Restraint/Seat BeltMove OverTotalTickets

(includes other violations)

AWestern NY333121216321,136
BNorth Country19411267512 846
CSouthern Tier2884162189 930
DCentral NY386191911791,207
EFinger Lakes3931946171101,381
FUpper Hudson Valley7394542218261,715
GCapital Region40391812391,025
KLower Hudson Valley771285580111,521
LLong Island2602439896 879
NYCNew York City630271101 592
TNYS Thruway7791240162241,743

 

 

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