State police keeping extra eye on impaired, distracted driving for holiday weekend

Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Police are cracking down on drunken and drugged driving this holiday weekend.

The special enforcement started at 6 p.m. Friday night and runs through 3 a.m. on July 5.

Drivers can expect to run into sobriety checkpoints and additional DWI patrols.
Troopers will also be looking for drivers who are using their phones and other electronic devices while driving.

If you are arrested, you could face fines up to $10,000 and possible jail time.