FULTON, NY — On December 20, the Fulton Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint along with members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Park Police, New York State Police and SUNY Oswego Campus Police.
Immediately following the checkpoint officers conducted active roving DWI patrols.
The goal of the night’s activities was to identify and arrest impaired drivers and other observed crimes or traffic violations as well as raise public awareness about the dangers of driving while intoxicated.
Numerous defendants were arrested and/or were issued traffic tickets during the checkpoint and patrols including:
• Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree (A Misdemeanor) and four counts of Unrestrained Child (Infraction) for having four children under the age of 8 in the vehicle who were not restrained in a proper car or booster seat.
• Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (Violation)
• Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree (A Misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor), Failure to Comply (Infraction) and several other traffic infractions for failing to stop at the checkpoint which led to a low speed pursuit.
• Driving While Intoxicated (A Misdemeanor) and Speed in Zone (Infraction).
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, administered by the Oswego County Stop DWI Program.
Fulton Police are planning another multi-agency checkpoint prior to the New Year’s Holiday.