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State police announce STOP-DWI campaign during Super Bowl weekend

Police check cars at a sobriety checkpoint in 2018. File photo: Stringer News Service

State police and local law enforcement agencies will work together in an effort to crack down on impaired driving during Super Bowl weekend, N.Y. State Police announced yesterday.

The STOP-DWI campaign, from tonight through early Monday morning, will include underage drinking enforcement, increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers, police said.

During this enforcement period, drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols, according to a press release issued by NYSP. Law enforcement will also be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel, police said.

During the 2018 Super Bowl campaign, state police arrested 120 people for impaired driving and issued 7,733 tickets statewide.

“Unlike the Super Bowl, there are no winners when someone makes the choice to get behind the wheel of a vehicle impaired. If you are going to be drinking, have a game plan to get home safely,” Acting State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett said in a press release.

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