Police cracking down on impaired driving
The state police say they will crack down on drinking and driving over the Thanksgiving holiday.
A holiday traffic enforcement period will run from Wednesday to Sunday in an effort to prevent tragedies caused by impaired, distracted, aggressive or reckless driving, according to a police press release.
During the enforcement period, troopers will be highly visible and drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints and special patrols on the lookout for intoxicated drivers.
The legal limit of bloodalcohol content in New York state is 0.08 percent. Drivers testing over that limit can be charged with misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated — or felony DWI depending on their drunken driving arrest history.
Drivers can face a charge of driving with ability impaired for having a blood-alcohol content between 0.05 to 0.07 percent.