New York State Police will increase its presence on roads across the state. Here's why.

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a proclamation designating December as STOP-DWI Month.

New York State To Crack Down On Drunk Driving

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Hochul also confirmed a series of what's described as targeted initiatives to prevent impaired driving across the Empire State.

"New York has zero tolerance for impaired driving, a reckless decision that puts everyone sharing the road in danger," Governor Hochul said. "It's simple: celebrate and drive responsibly or have a plan in place to get home safely. My administration will continue to crack down on reckless driving to protect New Yorkers on the road."

For the rest of the month, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee will launch a new anti-drinking and driving Public Service Announcement.

"The mission of the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee is to save lives and keep New Yorkers safe on our roadways. We proudly support these enforcement campaigns, along with our law enforcement and STOP-DWI officials and thank them for their commitment to combatting impaired driving," New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner and Chair of the GTSC Mark J.F. Schroeder said.

Increased Police On New York State Roads

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From Dec. 15 until Jan. 1 New York State Police will step up DWI patrols across New York State.

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee will place stickers with safe driving messages at bars and restaurants across the state.

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New York State To Crack Down On High Driving

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Officials are also launching a "Don't Drive High" public awareness campaign. The new campaign costs $1 million. Money will come from funding from the New York State Office of Cannabis Management, officials say.

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Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 12/01/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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