State Police chief states results show need for stronger enforcement to remove reckless people from roadways.

As part of a Memorial Day weekend crackdown on drunk and impaired driving, state police arrested almost 240 people for drunk driving and issued 12,169 tickets for a variety of violations and between May 26 and May 29.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the stats and said state and local law enforcement agencies added patrols and used sobriety checkpoints to identify and arrest impaired motorists last holiday weekend

Troopers used both marked and concealed identity vehicles. State Police Superintendent George Beach stated that results show the need for stronger enforcement to remove reckless people from roadways.

During last year's campaign, state police made 225 drunken driving arrests and issued nearly 12,000 tickets for a variety of other violations.

The Associated Press