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State Police: Over 22,000 tickets issued during 'Speed Week'

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. - During the New York State Police "Speed Week" initiative, more than 22,000 tickets were issues.

Between August 6 and August 12, police issued 22,176 tickets, more than 10,000 of them for speeding.

During the campaign, the New York State Police targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state.

During the campaign a Trooper stopped a speeding motorcycle on I-87 in the town of Athens for driving 129 in a 65 mph zone. The 23-year-old driver was ticketed and charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

Troopers also were on the look-out for distracted or impaired drivers, those not properly buckled up or violating the “Move Over Law.” There were 10,266 speeding tickets issues, 279 for texting, 577 for cell phone use, 238 tickets for DWI, and 622 tickets issued for Move Over Law offenders.

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