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State Police taking part in national safe-driving campaign over holidays

The State Police will take part in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign that started Friday and runs through New Year's Day.

The crackdown on impaired driving will include sobriety checkpoints and patrols, as well as troopers looking out for distracted drivers, seatbelt violations and drivers who violate the "Move Over Law."

Troopers will use marked and unmarked vehicles as part of the enforcement effort, the agency said. The unmarked vehicles, known as Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles, are "unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated."

State police issued more than 32,000 tickets during last year's campaign – more than 11,000 for speeding, 810 for distracted driving and 348 for violations of the "Move Over Law." Troopers also made 477 arrests for driving while intoxicated and investigated six fatal crashes.

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