Impaired Driving Crackdown Begins Today

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that state and local police will crack down statewide on impaired and reckless driving during this Super Bowl weekend.

The STOP-DWI campaign will include underage drinking enforcement, along with increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

“The Super Bowl is one of the most popular events of the year, and we encourage New Yorkers to enjoy it responsibly,” Cuomo said. “If you will be drinking, don’t get behind the wheel. New York has zero tolerance for impaired driving, and State Police will be out in force this weekend to ensure everyone has a safe ride home.”

Cuomo said during the 2017 Super Bowl campaign, state police arrested 110 people for impaired driving and issued more than 4,098 total tickets. The campaign will be promoted on various message boards on highways across the state, including the New York State Thruway, running from today until 4 a.m. on Monday.