; Adam Bello, County Executive

STOP DWI Program

Lindsay Tomidy
STOP-DWI Coordinator

 4110 City Place
50 W. Main Street, Rochester, NY

Since 1982, the Monroe County STOP-DWI Program has served to educate the community regarding the dangers of impaired driving and provide funding to groups and organizations engaged in activities related to alcohol and other drug-related traffic safety. STOP-DWI is supported 100% by local fines collected from intoxicated drivers.

Monroe County has the highest DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction percentage among the large counties in New York State."This is a crime of choice,” said Peggy Duffy, “We are an educated society. People know that driving under the influence can kill, so when they make the choice to get behind the wheel of a car intoxicated, they should be held accountable.”We want to heighten awareness to the issue of DWI, so that the community remembers that drunk driving is a random act of violence and can be prevented.

Monroe County STOP-DWI supports:

  • Rochester Against Intoxicated Driving (RAID)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Finger Lakes Collegiate Task Force
  • Monroe County Office of Traffic Safety
  • Monroe County / City of Rochester Coalition for Crime Victims
  • Parents Who Host
  • The Seven Town Alliance
  • Western New York Coalition for Crime Victims

Public Education and Information Tools

Community Supported Events

  •  DWI Crackdown Weekends
  •  Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon
  •  Underage Drinking Campaign
  •  Victims’ Rights Week Events
  •  Victim Impact Panel Appreciation Dinner
  •  “Lights on for Life” Motorcade
  •  DWI Victim Advocate Program
  •  High School Radio Contest - 2018
  •  High School Radio Contest - 2019

Links for Underage Drinking

Please call 585 753-3011 for information on any of the above topics.

Wall of Tribute

In memory and in honor of those who have been injured or killed by impaired drivers, a DWI Wall of Tribute has been developed with pictures and descriptions of the events affecting the individuals. It is portable and has been on display in local malls, businesses and high schools since February, 1998.

A mini wall has also been developed and is available for your school or community group event. In the near future, the original wall will have a permanent home in the new Public Safety location.

This is an ongoing project so if you would like to have your loved ones picture or information about an alcohol or other drug-related crash added, feel free to contact us. Please call 585 753-3011 for details about the wall.

The Wall of Tribute is co-sponsored by Monroe County STOP DWI and the DWI Victim Advocacy Program.

STOP-DWI Victim Impact Panel

Our STOP-DWI Victim Impact Panels are held throughout the year in order to convey the life altering consequences of impaired driving. DWI Victims and surviving family members tell their stories and the pain they have suffered.

In order to attend the panel, you must be pre-registered by a judge, probation officer or parole. No outside parties (including lawyers) can schedule you for the panel when you are faced with a conviction.

We have strict rules in place to protect our victims, volunteers and defendants attending so please reference your referral documents. These rules also apply to any guests! Should you have interest in attending panel as a guest separate from a mandated attendee, please call 585-753-3011.

STOP DWI Speakers Bureau

The Monroe County STOP DWI Program coordinates a variety of prevention education programs for school and community members. A brief description follows for each program that can be scheduled through the Monroe County STOP DWI Program at 585 753-3011.

Speakers Bureau Topics


Participants will experience the traumatic effects of DWI through the personal observations of a DWI crash survivor. A presenter will take the audience from the initial impact and through the aftermath of a crash. The presentation will include the physical, emotional, legal, and financial aspects. LIVE

DWI Education/Fatal Vision Goggles

A presentation of facts, statistics, laws, penalties, and other information on DWI and its implications. This will also include a presentation on the effects of alcohol on the sensory organs of the body using Fatal VisionTM Goggles. Participants will experience a simulation of the impairment of the brain, balance, front and peripheral vision, and reaction time that impaired individual’s experience. LIVE

Educational DVDs

Online Educational Videos with Closed Captions

Annual Reports

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