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Super Bowl weekend DWI crackdown

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Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 02:55 pm

Niagara County 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 state will take to the roads. The statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl crackdown efforts start on Feb. 5. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, as well as law enforcement agencies across Niagara County, will be out in force.

The STOP-DWI Super Bowl crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI New York and the governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown campaign also targets St. Patrick's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national holiday season in December.

A press release said, “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.”

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