ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Law enforcement agencies throughout New York will be cracking down on impaired driving starting on Wednesday, August 12 through September 2. The STOP-DWI “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is designed to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes.

New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said, “While we want everyone to enjoy the final weeks of summer, we want them to do so responsibly. During this stepped-up enforcement period, State Troopers will be highly visible and will have zero tolerance for reckless individuals who choose to drive while impaired.”

During the 2018 enforcement campaign, law enforcement throughout the state issued 3,978 tickets for impaired driving and 165,531 tickets for other vehicle and traffic law violations.

“If you’re celebrating this Labor Day weekend, don’t get behind the wheel impaired. Intoxicated and drugged drivers can injure or kill other motorists and their passengers. Have a plan and you could save a life, maybe even your own,” said Corlett.