New York State Police started their STOP DWI campaign on July 1st and wrapped it up on July 4th at Midnight. They issued 10,435 tickets during that 96 hour period. That would include 240 DWI arrests.
They set up DWI check points, ramped up DWI patrols, ticketed distracted drivers, and conducted underage drinking details. They also went after all the jerks that are out on the roads going after speeders and aggressive drivers.
Last year during their campain they issued 10,882 tickets with 206 DWI arrests. So the number of tickets has dropped but the number of DWI arrests went up.
For me those numbers are mind blowing, especially now that Uber and Lyft are both in the Capital Region. Granted this was state wide and not just here in the 518 but still. There are plenty of options. You know cabs, buses, having someone that's sober drive. You know, simple things like that.