New York State Police have increased patrols to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This special traffic enforcement detail, started yesterday and runs through Sunday. Drivers can expect to encounter additional DWI patrols and a number of sobriety checkpoints during the enforcement period. New York State Police will also be ticketing districted drivers who are using handheld electronic devices, and will also conduct underage drinking and unlawful sales to minors details during the campaign. During last year’s St. Patrick’s Day impaired driving enforcement, Troopers arrested 203 people for DWI, issued 372 tickets for distracted driving and 12,279 tickets in total.