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St. Patrick's Day Crackdown Yields 257 DWI Arrests

By Kerry Longobucco.
New York State Police arrested more than 250 people for drunk driving during this year's St. Patrick's Day crackdown.

The campaign ran from Saturday March 12, through Thurday, March 17. Troopers operated sobriety checkpoints, stepped up DWI patrols, and cracked down on underage drinking and sales.

Troopers say 257 people were arrested for DWI. State police also investigated nearly 950 accidents -- which included four fatalities.

Troopers issued more than 17,000 tickets during the crackdown. The campaign was funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.