STOP-DWI campaign scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday

If you have to drive home after watching the Super Bowl Sunday night, be aware that police will be watching for impaired drivers.

State Police will join local law enforcement agencies for a crackdown on impaired driving, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday. The STOP-DWI campaign, which will run from noon to midnight Sunday, will include increased road patrols and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.

“New York State has zero tolerance for impaired driving and for the needless tragedy that it causes,” the governor said in a statement. “Through this STOP-DWI crackdown, we are giving a clear warning to those behind the wheel: drive sober or get pulled over.”

During the 2014 campaign, State Police arrested almost 100 impaired drivers.

An impaired driving conviction carries a maximum penalty of up to seven years in prison, a $10,000 fine and license revocation.