Niagara County law enforcement will continue to be vigilant over the remainder of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Last Friday, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies would “participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.” In a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives, law enforcement officers across New York state are taking to the roads.
The statewide STOP-DWI high-visibility engagement campaign efforts started Saturday and will end Wednesday, July 5. The NCSO, as well as law enforcement agencies across the county, “will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of drug-impaired driving-related injuries and death.”
A press release noted, “The July 4th high-visibility engagement campaign is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI New York and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The statewide STOP-DWI high-visibility engagement campaign also targets Halloween, Thanksgiving, holiday season, Super Bowl, St. Patrick's Day, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.
“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.”