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Local law enforcement cracks down on DWI

Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:25 pm

From Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Niagara Falls Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, New York State Park Police, Lockport Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department, Somerset Police Department and Youngstown Police Department all participated in the "Halloween DWI Crackdown Enforcement." All agencies involved utilized increased patrol units that were specifically designated for DWI enforcement.

Seven people across Niagara County were arrested during this time for driving while intoxicated. These extra patrol units also had an additional 17 arrests and issued approximately 181 traffic tickets.

Future "crackdown" periods are already scheduled in 2015 with all agencies being involved.

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