WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The New York State Police says it issued more than 22,000 tickets during its state-wide Speed Week campaign from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12.
During the campaign, a trooper stopped a man on a motorcycle for speeding through Interstate 87 in the town of Athens, according to police. Roddy Yagan, 23, of Liverpool, was driving 129 mph in a 65 mph zone. He was ticketed and charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor.
Police also were on the lookout for distracted or impaired drivers, motorists not buckled up properly, and people violating the “Move Over Law.”
A total of 10,266 tickets were issued for speeding; 279 tickets were issued for texting while driving; 577 tickets were issued for cell phone use while driving; 238 tickets were issued for driving while intoxicated; and 622 tickets were issued for violating the Move Over Law, according New York State Police.
Police say the purpose of holding Speed Week is “to reduce speed-related crashes and improve safe travel for drivers and passengers on New York’s roads.”