Expect DWI Checkpoints and Crackdowns in Western New York Thanksgiving Weekend
Going out on the biggest party night of the year? Starting Thanksgiving eve, this holiday weekend, statistically is one of the biggest crackdowns on DWI and DUI's in New York State.
The past couple of years, Governor Cuomo had announced a crackdown on DWI and DUI checkpoints across the state and in Western New York. One would assume that the checkpoints would occur again here in 2017.
Not only will law enforcement be cracking down on drinking and driving, but in the past they have been focused on this weekend on
conduct underage drinking and fake ID enforcement sweeps, during what is traditionally one of the most popular weeks for young people to go to bars and other drinking establishments.
In the past in a single Thanksgiving weekend, "troopers arrested 218 drivers for DWI, issued 5,910 speeding tickets, 732 tickets for distracted driving, and 204 tickets for the move over law. Thirty-one counties and 128 local law enforcement agencies participated in last year’s Thanksgiving crackdown, resulting in 120 DWI/DWAI arrests, 12 DWAI-drugs only arrests, 91 other arrests and 1,449 Vehicle and Traffic summonses", according to the New York State website.