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Vacancies prompt state police to offer abbreviated academy

06 September 2017

In addition to extra traffic, drivers can expect to see extra police patrols and checkpoints on the roads in an effort to improve safety.

Motorists can expect a "highly visible" police presence on NY roads this weekend as part of an effort to crack down on drunken driving, Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday.

Connecticut State Police have cited more than 500 drivers for speeding and hundreds more for other violations this holiday weekend.

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Connecticut State Police troopers have been called to more than 100 crashes including more than a dozen with injuries this holiday weekend.

There were 51 DUI arrests and 283 crashes previous year during the Labor Day holiday weekend, state police said.

"Troopers and local law enforcement will be highly visible this weekend, and if you drink and drive, you will get pulled over", said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who announced the campaign.

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The enforcement period started last month and runs through Monday.

Penalties for driving under the influence include mandatory ignition interlock installation on vehicle, fines up to $2,500, license suspension up to one year, and jail sentences also up to one year, the governor's office said. Beach said his agency's goal is to maximize DWI enforcement efforts to make sure motorists are not needlessly injured or killed by intoxicated or drug-impaired drivers during this time. "Year-round, our members work to reduce drunk driving crashes and promote traffic safety". "Drivers continue to break the law by driving impaired, putting thousands of travelers at risk every day".

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Vacancies prompt state police to offer abbreviated academy