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NY Stops Roadwork, Adds Checkpoints

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If you’re driving through New York State this holiday weekend you won’t be seeing construction, but you might be seeing something else: sobriety checkpoints.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all non-emergency road and bridge construction in the state to stop this morning, resuming at 6 am Tuesday to help minimize congestion during one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.

Cuomo also announced that state police and local law enforcement agencies would be increasing activity through Monday, and that drivers can expect to encounter sobriety checkpoints on New York roads over the weekend.

Troopers arrested 237 people for driving while intoxicated over Memorial Day weekend last year.

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