Police Write 723 Tickets Over Holiday

Troopers make 34 arrests in Lower Hudson Valley for DWI

The New York State Police said it issued 8,907 tickets over Memorial Day weekend, including 723 in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Troopers increased patrols and conducted sobriety checkpoints from Friday (May 22) to 3 a.m. on Tuesday (May 26). They made 203 arrests statewide for suspected driving while intoxicated.

In the Lower Hudson Valley, officers arrested 34 people on suspicion of DWI and issued 620 tickets for speeding, 10 for distracted driving, 39 for child-restraint and seat-belt violations, and 23 for violating a law that requires drivers to move over when approaching a police vehicle with flashing lights.

Over last year’s Memorial Day weekend, state police issued 13,693 tickets and arrested 225 people on suspicion of DWI.

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