You can expect to see more police officers across New York State this week.

The New York State troopers along with local police departments will be ramping up more DWI patrols starting on Friday as part of their annual "STOP-DWI" High visibility engagement campaign.


The campaign for Memorial Day weekend will kick off on Friday, May 24th, and go until Monday, May 27th. During these four days, New York State Troopers and other local police departments will have more than normal amounts of patrols out on the roads.

The campaign is used to discourage people from drinking and driving but also allows for tickets to be given for other offensives like texting and driving, expired registration or driver's license, and speeding.



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.

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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If you do plan on drinking at a Memorial Day BBQ or party, 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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