At least 127 people were arrested for drunken driving on Long Island over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend despite annual warnings of a crackdown on such crimes, according to local law enforcement agencies.
Suffolk County police said they collared the most driving while intoxicated suspects with 60 between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Monday. Nassau police were not far behind with 57 DWI arrests between 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve and 7 a.m. Monday.
New York State police reported three weekend DWI arrests, including a 24-year-old West Hempstead woman a 27-year-old North Baldwin man and a 36-year-old Glen Head woman who allegedly drove drunk with two children in her car.
Of the five East End town police departments, Riverhead reported making four DWI arrests Wednesday night, Southold reportedly made two and Southampton police said they made one.