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State Police Make 39 DWI Arrests During Holidays

Farmimgdale troop issues nearly 3,000 tickets.

State Police made 39 arrests for DWI on Long Island, during the holiday season, according to numbers released Wednesday.

Farmingdale-based Troop L, which patrols the Northern and Southern State Parkways, also issued 819 speeding tickets between Dec. 14 and Jan. 1.

Troopers participated in the Nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, an impaired driving enforcement campaign, sponsored by the US Transportation Department.

In all, Troop L issued 2,841 tickets during the holidays, while more than 33,000 tickets were issued statewide.

State Police set up 29 sobriety checkpoints and ten saturation details, which are roving details tar getting specific areas.  There were twelve details dedicated to underage drinking and sales to minors, and 41 additional dedicated local DWI patrols.  

There were 538 DWI arrests in New York state. In addition, to the checlpoints, there were 22 arrests for providing alcohol to minors made by state police.

ed January 03, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Long Island police lock up dozens of people each day for DWI.....the press only takes it serious around the holidays. Our LI police, deputies, and troopers do a fantastic job keeping us safe!
Donna January 03, 2013 at 05:05 PM
Ed you must be a cop. I have called on drunk drivers only to see them get pulled over told to walk home and leave the car behind. Yes there arrest made but then there are many that should and don't.
Stina January 03, 2013 at 10:03 PM
A guy threw something heavy out of his moving vehicle into the side of my stopped car on Melville road in Farmingdale. Before that Instance I called the precinct to say I was afraid for my life driving on that road, mostly the college kids driving CRAZY. I haven't seen a police car there yet as promised. It's every man for himself out there. The police aren't keeping us safe on the roads.
jeremiah bullfrog January 03, 2013 at 11:43 PM
The demise of mankind as we know it is upon us. Nobody gives a crap about their fellow man, and there will never be enough cops to stop that. If people wouldnt be so selective about right and wrong the world would be a better place. Untill then were doomed!
ed January 04, 2013 at 06:25 PM
@Donna until its you coming home from a function after having a glass of wine right? If the cops locks you up for that they would all be bad guys huh?

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