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Monroe County To Participate In Statewide STOP-DWI Labor Day Enforcement Effort

Monroe County To Participate In Statewide STOP-DWI Labor Day Enforcement Effort

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn today announced that Monroe County police agencies are participating in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving through Labor Day.

“As we spend time with our friends and families this Labor Day weekend, let us not forget to do so safely and responsibly,” said Dinolfo. “As County Executive, public safety is one of my top priorities. We are pleased that our county law enforcement agencies will be joining their partners throughout the state to ensure that our roads remain free from impaired drivers.”

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts will run through September 5th. Historically, Labor Day weekend brings about an increase in impaired driving. The New York State Police, County Sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths during this period.

“While the number of deadly drunk driving collisions in Monroe County continues to decline, even one life lost to motor vehicle collisions caused by drunk drivers is too many,” said O’Flynn. “Crackdown Weekends helps the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office keep our motorists and residents safe as they travel through the Labor Day holiday weekend.”

The Labor Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the STOP-DWI Foundation and a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The campaign also targets Halloween and the Holiday Season in December.

Monroe County STOP DWI Coordinator Peggy Duffy encourages community members to download the “Have a Plan” mobile app to receive more information on responsible driving or to locate and call a taxi service in the area. The app may be found at, www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp.

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