Po­lice crack­ing down on im­paired driv­ing

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

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.

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