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Troop K announces promotions


PLEASANT VALLEY—Since 1917, the New York State Police has a history of producing superior law enforcement professionals who distinguish themselves as leaders, according to a press release.

Troop K congratulates the following members on their recent promotions or reclassifications, effective August 13:

*Investigator Kelly M. Taylor entered the Division of State Police in September 2002. He was promoted to investigator in 2006 and served the Livingston barracks, Troop K Major Crimes Unit and the Dover Station. Investigator Taylor has been reclassified as senior investigator and will be stationed at the Dover Plains barracks.

*Sergeant Paul E. Strobel entered the Division of State Police in September 2002. In January 2009, he earned the permanent rank of sergeant and is currently stationed at SP New Lebanon. Sergeant Strobel has been appointed to station commander of SP Poughkeepsie.

*Trooper James D. Horton, a seven-year veteran of the State Police, has been promoted to sergeant. Trooper Horton is currently assigned to the Kinderhook Station and will supervise the Troop K Headquarters Communications Section.

*Trooper Eric D. Harris entered the Division of State Police in May 1998. Trooper Harris has been appointed to investigator and will work at SP Poughkeepsie. He is currently assigned to the Kinderhook Station where he is a scuba diver and field training officer.

State Police release results of recent crackdown

PLEASANT VALLEY—During the National “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or get Pulled Over” campaign from August 21 through September 7, the New York State Police issued 47,359 tickets.

During the crackdown the New York State Police targeted impaired and distracted driving, speeding, move over violations and those not buckled up.

Of the tickets issued, 18,660 were for speeding, 2,522 child restraint and seatbelt violations, 556 move over tickets, and 1,613 for distracted driving.

Troopers arrested 769 people for driving while intoxicated (DWI) during this crackdown enforcement. Troopers conducted sobriety checkpoints and more than 21,000 vehicles passed though. Seventy-two of the motorists stopped were arrested for DWI.

During the Labor Day weekend from September 4 through September 7, State Police issued more than 10,000 tickets. Of the total tickets written 4,349 were for speed; 422 for seat belt; 133 for move over law; 312 distracted driver and 219 people were arrested for DWI during this holiday period.


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