State police issue 100,000+ tickets during impaired driving campaign

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The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee says impaired driving crashes increased 11% from 2020 to 2021.

During the latest “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, more than 2,800 people were ticketed for impaired driving.

The crackdown campaign ran from August 19 through September 5.

Officers also issued 100,000 tickets for other vehicle and traffic law violations, including speeding and distracted driving.

Here’s a breakdown of the violations:

Impaired Driving: 2,823

Distracted Driving: 1,383

Move Over Law: 685

Seatbelt: 4,113

Speeding: 23,646

Other Violations: 71,077

Grand Total 103,727