Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special high-visibility engagement campaign on impaired driving.
His team said, “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 holiday season high-visibility engagement campaign starts on Dec. 17 and will end on Jan. 1. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, as well as law enforcement agencies across Niagara County, will be out in force.”
The STOP-DWI holiday high-visibility engagement campaign is one of many initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI New York and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The statewide campaign also targets 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick's Day.
NCSO noted, “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 high-visibility engagement campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.”