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Niagara County participating in statewide STOP-DWI Thanksgiving crackdown enforcement effort

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Wed, Nov 27th 2019 11:50 am

Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

A press release stated, “This Thanksgiving weekend, millions will hit the roads eager to spend time with family and friends. It’s one of the busiest travel times of the year and, unfortunately, more people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes. 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 crackdown efforts start on Nov. 27 and will end on Dec. 1. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, as well as law enforcement agencies across Niagara County, will be out in force.”

The crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the governor's traffic safety committee. Throughout the remainder of the year the statewide STOP-DWI crackdown campaign will also target the national holiday season in December.

The press release concluded, “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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