State Police cracking down on drunken, impaired driving for Thanksgiving

State Police will be keeping an extra eye out for drunken and distracted drivers over Thanksgiving, they said.

The increased patrols will go from Wednesday through Sunday.

They will include marked and unmarked patrol cars as well as checkpoints.

The average drunken driving arrest costs a person around $10,000, State Police said.

People who plan to drink are encouraged to pick a designated driver beforehand or take advantage of ridesharing or public transportation.

If you see someone who is about to drive while impaired, police remind you to stop them.

Troopers arrested 213 drivers for DWI, issued 4,757 speeding tickets, and 425 tickets for distracted driving during last year’s crackdown.