"Thousands ticketed in north country during impaired driving crackdown" reads the conventional main stream media headline.
What if the editor had written "State scams thousands in NNY shakedown"
Which is correct ? Both ?
In a two week period touted as a crackdown on drunk driving, Troopers wrote 4185 tickets to NNY motorists.....73 of them were for DWI.
Seems it was more of a ticket blitz and that's a boost to the coffers of the state and good for many town courts where the tickets are paid.
It's not good for motorists subjected to what is in effect an impromptu tax. Given the cost of a ticket with court fees, this is a hardship on many cash strapped North Country families, but these things get reported as if larger numbers are a good thing.