State police planning DWI crackdown for St. Lawrence County Memorial Day weekend
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:17 pm

The New York State Police will increase patrols to charge and ticket drunk, impaired and reckless drivers this Memorial Day weekend.

The STOP-DWI enforcement period starts on Friday, May 22, and runs through Tuesday, May 26.

State police and our local law enforcement partners will be out in force to ticket impaired and reckless drivers, said a press release from the state police.

Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols during this holiday weekend.

Troopers will be using both marked state police vehicles and concealed identity traffic enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of this crackdown in order to more easily identify motorists who are violating the law.

These vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated, the press release said.

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