Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti 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 will take to the roads this weekend. The statewide STOP- DWI Super Bowl weekend crackdown efforts start Jan. 31. 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 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 number 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. Don't drive, get a ride!”