New York State Police Gave Out Almost 10,000 Tickets Super Bowl Weekend
New York State Police conducted a DWI crackdown during Super Bowl weekend and they issued almost 10,000 tickets. It was also Valentine's weekend. The campaign ran from Friday, February 11, through Monday, February 14, 2022. The NYS Police increased the number of patrols and conducted DWI checkpoints.
Here's a breakdown of the incidents and tickets:
Driving While Intoxicated - 180 people
Accidents - 529 accidents / 64 people injured
Speeding - 3,143 tickets
Distracted Driving - 242 tickets
Seatbelt Violations - 307 tickets
Move Over Law - 55 tickets
New York State Police Officer Kills Driver Near I-190 In Downtown Buffalo
A New York Police Trooper killed a person who was allegedly driving erratically in Buffalo. The incident began on I-90 around 10:30 am on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Troopers were trying to stop a person driving erratically. As police pursued, the driver exited onto I-190. The driver then exited into the City of Buffalo. Troopers found the driver, who had pulled over, talking to other people on East Eagle Street near Washington Street. Troopers approached the vehicle and gave the driver verbal commands. At some point, a trooper fired his weapon at the driver. It's not made clear by the New York State Police as to why the officer felt the need to shoot. The driver died at the scene. The trooper sustained minor injuries. The New York State Attorney General's Office is investigating the fatal shooting.