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The New York State Police will increase patrols to crack down on drunk and drugged driving and other traffic infractions over the Fourth of July holiday.

State Troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and target reckless and aggressive driving statewide through Friday, July 5, 2019.

Last year, the State Police issued nearly 10,500 vehicle and traffic tickets during the 4th of July weekend. Troopers arrested 216 people for DWI and investigated 165 crashes, which resulted in four fatalities and 244 injuries.

You can expect to see several sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols. Troopers will also be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel. Remember to "move over" for stopped emergency and hazard vehicles when they travel New York roadways.