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DWI roving patrols will be out for Memorial Day weekend

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Fri, May 28th 2021 02:45 pm

Erie County and state police agencies will conduct more than 150 hours of intensive DWI roving patrols over Memorial Day weekend. 

A press release stated, “Through May 23 of this year, 653 drivers have been arrested for impaired driving in Erie County. Those convicted of DWI can expect to pay an average of $10,000 in fines and other costs. And while we wait patiently for the Canadian border to reopen, it’s an important reminder that anyone convicted of impaired diving will be prohibited from entering Canada for 10 years.

“Motorists are encouraged to use any of the many safe, convenient and low-cost alternatives to driving after drinking. Download New York’s Have A Plan app http://stopdwi.org/mobileapp for local options and to learn more about DWI consequences.

This campaign is a cooperative effort of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association, the New York State Police, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Police Services Department of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

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