The national impaired driving enforcement campaign began Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, and continued through Tuesday, Jan. 1. More than 20,000 police agencies nationwide participated.
During the period, the New York State Police held multiple sobriety checkpoints and driving while intoxicated saturation patrol details, numerous traffic enforcement details and one underage drinking detail. It was a massive effort aimed at preventing tragedies during the holiday season.
From Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, troopers in Western New York issued more than 3,300 tickets and arrested 59 people for DWI. The troopers investigated 42 crashes in the area involving injuries and unfortunately, one fatal crash.
The State Police encourage all drivers to be attentive to their driving habits, refrain from using a cell phone while driving to avoid distractions, do not drive too fast for the conditions and have a defensive driver mindset.