Police cracking down on impaired, reckless driving during Super Bowl weekend

New York State Police will crack down on impaired and reckless driving during Super Bowl weekend.

The STOP-DWI enforcement campaign, funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, will include increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers, as well as underage drinking enforcement.

There will be a number of sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols. Troopers will be used both marked and unmarked vehicles.

People who are hosting Super Bowl parties should ask their guests to designate their sober drivers in advance or help arrange ridesharing. They should also serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages at the party.

During last year’s campaign, there were 183 arrested for impaired driving and 11,865 total tickets.