Increased Patrols for Holiday Weekend

Memorial Day is the time we honor those brave men and women who died in service to our country and many have already started to travel to friends and family today – making it one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. State Police and local law enforcement will be increasing patrols to combat drunk and impaired driving this weekend. The initiative starts on Friday, May 27th and will run until Monday, May 30th. Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols. State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico says, “As you plan your holiday weekend, we remind motorists to: Drive sober, put on your seat belt and put down your smart phone. State Troopers will be highly visible this weekend and will have zero tolerance for impaired, reckless and distracted drivers.” In 2014, drunk driving killed 317 people and injured more than 5,600 others in New York State. Another 188 people were killed in drug-related crashes. Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles as part of the crackdown. Concealed Identity Vehicles blend in with everyday traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once their emergency lights are activated. If alcohol is part of your Memorial Day weekend plan ahead and select a “designate” driver. Drunk driving kills 10,000 people nationwide each year and is preventable.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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