The Nassau County Police Commissioner has announced a crack down on New York DWI over the Fourth of July weekend. Officers will employ a new tool, a license plate scanner, to target repeat drunk driving offenders.
The scanners will be mounted to patrol cars with access to a database containing license plate information on 361 known chronic drunk drivers. About 13 vehicles will be equipped with the equipment in an effort to deter driving while intoxicated in Nassau County New York.
In addition, another dozen Highway Patrol Bureau vehicles will be used in saturation patrols of areas prone to increased drunk driving activity. Last year over the five day extended holiday weekend, 74 motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Nassau County. It is expected that more arrests will be made this year, with motivation partly coming from a Nassau police officer being injured by a drunken driver last May.
Those arrested for New York DWI in Nassau County over the Fourth of July weekend will join 310 defendants on the