This weekend is a big party weekend across New York State as people get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

With lots of parades and parties scheduled for this weekend, New York State Police announced that they will be increasing their DWI patrols and checkpoints starting on Friday.

The New York State Troopers' "STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign" is a yearly campaign where they will increase DWI patrols and checkpoints around certain holidays and other dates where people might be more prone to drink and drive.

The St. Patrick's Day campaign will start this Friday, March 15th, and go until Sunday, March 17th. During the weekend you can expect to see more patrol cars on the roads and more DWI checkpoints across the state.

Here are some other important dates and holidays you can expect the New York State Police to increase their DWI patrols and checkpoints as part of the "STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign".

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April 19 - April 21, 2024

Memorial Day Dates

May 24 - May 27, 2024

June 100 Days of Summer Dates

June 6 - June 9, 2024
June 13 - June 16, 2024
June 20 - June 23, 2024
June 27 - June 30, 2024

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July 4 Dates

July 3 - July 7, 2024

July 100 Days of Summer Dates

July 11 - July 14, 2024
July 18 - July 21, 2024
July 25 - July 28, 2024

August 100 Days of Summer Dates

August 1 - August 4, 2024

August 8 - August 11, 2024

End of Summer Dates

August 14 - September 2, 2024

According to the United States Department of Transportation, St. Patrick's Day weekend is one of the deadliest weekend for drivers in the country. Over 270 people have been killed by drunk drivers on St. Patrick's Day since 2017.

Officials encourage you to get a designated driver or use a ride-share service like Uber or Lyft to get home safely this weekend.


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