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New York State Police to crackdown on impaired driving this weekend

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - New York State Police will join local law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to crackdown on impaired driving during Super Bowl weekend.

The STOP-DWI campaign will include underage drinking enforcement, increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

Authorities will also be looking for drivers who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel.

During the 2018 Super Bowl campaign, State Police arrested 120 people for impaired driving and issued 7,733 tickets.

An impaired driving conviction carries a maximum fine of $10,000, up to 7 years in prison and license revocation.

The campaign runs from Saturday, February 2 until 4 a.m. on Monday, February 4.

The enforcement crackdown is funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

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