New York State Police
Deirdre O’Neil was traveling southbound on the New York State Thurway around 3 p.m., where a confused motorist was driving for eight miles in the wrong direction, police said.
The goal of the initiative “Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest” is to maximize DWI enforcement efforts to prevent motorists from being injured or killed by an intoxicated or drug-impaired driver.
A Poughkeepsie man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an 11-hour standoff at a Putnam County motel, police said.
A paragliding accident left a man dead Wednesday on a frozen river in Orange County.
The State of New York has announced a new, high-tech effort to combat wrong-way crashes, using radar, flashy LED signs, and text alerts to drivers’ cellphones and the resources of local police.
New York has given state police 32 tall, unmarked SUVs to better peer down at drivers’ hands, part of one of the nation’s most aggressive attacks on texting while driving.
A 15-year-old Westchester County boy got an unwelcome surprise this week while eating a piece of toast, according to a published report.
New York state police and the Thruway Authority have issued their fall “Antler Alert.”
A single-car crash left four people dead early Sunday in the Westchester County municipality of Greenburgh.
The boy was playing on the grass near his home and wandered away from his yard, state police, as well as firefighters and local EMS have joined the search, CBS 2 reported.
The wreck happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday near exit 10 on the Rockland County side of the bridge.
The accident was first reported at about 9 p.m. State police closed the northbound lanes to perform an accident reconstruction. Southbound traffic remained open, but delays were expected.
More than 30 unmarked New York State Police SUVs were said to be patrolling parkways, enabling troopers to see which drivers are texting behind the wheel.
Police will be setting up checkpoints at state parks and beaches starting this weekend as part of the “Buckle Up New York Summer Parks Initiative” which runs from July 13 through July 28.
Cuomo’s holiday message to distracted drivers is “the State Police are going to be watching the road even when you’re not and especially when you’re not.”