Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special high visibility engagement campaign on impaired driving this weekend.
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 high visibility engagement campaign starts Feb. 11 and will end on Feb. 14. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, as well as law enforcement agencies across Niagara County, will be out in force.
The campaign is one of many initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI New York and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. It also targets St. Patrick's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the holiday season (national).
A press release 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.”