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Police crack down on drunk driving for holiday weekend

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Police in New York State are cracking down on drunk driving throughout Memorial Day weekend.

On Friday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that additional patrols and sobriety checkpoints will be used to find impaired drivers. Last year there were 225 arrests for drunk diving by state police, 196 arrests for drunk or impaired driving by other law enforcement agencies and 12,000 tickets were issued for other violations.

State Police Superintendent George Beach recommends that people drive sober, wear their seatbelts and avoid the temptation to text while driving. The crackdown started on Friday and goes through Memorial Day.

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