State Police and local law enforcement will be out in full force this upcoming St. Patrick's Day weekend to deter drinking and driving.

A DWI enforcement campaign begins on Friday and runs through Monday.

Drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols and underage drinking and sales to minors details during the campaign.  State Police will also be ticketing distracted drivers who use handheld electronic devices.

"If your plans for St. Patrick's Day weekend include alcohol, please make the responsible decision and plan for a safe ride home," Governor Cuomo said. "One bad decision can turn celebration into tragedy, and state and local law enforcement will be out in full force to keep our roadways safe."

During the 2018 St. Patrick's Day weekend enforcement effort, Troopers made 243 arrests for DWI and issued nearly 13-thousand  tickets.