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Niagara County to participate in statewide STOP-DWI St. Patrick's Day crackdown enforcement effort

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Thu, Mar 7th 2019 02:25 pm

Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving. In a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives, law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads. The statewide STOP-DWI St. Patrick's Day crackdown efforts start on March 15 and will end on March 18. Voutour said the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, as well as law enforcement agencies across Niagara County, will be out in force.

The STOP-DWI St. Patrick's Day crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association, with additional funding from the governor’s traffic safety committee.

A press release stated, “While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug-related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI crackdown campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.”

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