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MONROE COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN STATEWIDE STOP-DWI LABOR DAY CRACKDOWN ENFORCEMENT EFFORT

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Impaired Driving Crackdown runs August 19 – September 7, 2020

Monroe County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort this weekend to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts began on August 19 and will end on September 7, 2020. 

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.  Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem.  New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.

The STOP-DWI Labor Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from our STOP-DWI Foundation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Throughout the remainder of the year the Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will also target Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

“Drive sober or get pulled over” this extended Labor Day Weekend and always, said Peggy Duffy Monroe County STOP-DWI Coordinator.

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 Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving. 

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan!  Download our mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp    Impaired driving is completely preventable.  All it takes is a little planning. Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!

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