7 charged with DWI, 45 tickets issued in DWI saturation patrol

Posted 23 November 2017 at 7:57 am

Press Release, Roland Nenni, Albion and Holley police chief

On Wednesday from 9 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. today the Albion Police Department hosted and supervised a multi-agency Orleans County Wide DWI Saturation Patrol.

This detail combined the law enforcement efforts from every law enforcement agency in the county along with New York State Parole, the Orleans County Probation Department and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The agencies involved consisted of the Albion Police, Medina Police, Holley Police, Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Orleans County Probation, New York State Parole and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The detail results are as follows:

DWI Arrests: 7 with 5 in the Village of Albion (Albion PD), 1 in the Town of Albion (State Police) and 1 in the Town of Murray (State Police)

Traffic Stops: 132

Tickets Issued: 45

Agency Breakdown:

Albion PD – 52 stops, 1 Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd, 5 DWI Arrests – 18 Total Tickets Issued

Medina PD – 17 stops, 1 Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd, 1 Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd, 1 Unlicensed Operator, 1 Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Arrest, 1 Suspended Registration – 9 Total Tickets Issued

Holley PD – 29 stops, 2 Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd – 5 Total Tickets Issued

NY State Police – 15 stops, 2 Driving While Intoxicated Arrest, 4 Total Tickets Issued

Orleans County Sheriff’s Office – 19 stops – 9 Total Tickets Issued

The Albion Police Department and the other Law Enforcement agencies are committed to making the roadways safe for all those who travel upon them.

This is the fourth year a Saturation Patrol was conducted. Compared to previous years, this year’s detail had an increase in vehicle stops but the percentage of intoxicated drivers remained comparably the same. The data from this year’s detail indicates that approximately 5 percent of the motorists stopped were intoxicated, whereas in previous years we have seen data as high as 20 percent of the motorists stopped were intoxicated.

This is positive news in our efforts to reduce accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. The reduction of DWI Arrests is a positive and motivating factor when these types of details are conducted. Many believe that law enforcement want to make more DWI arrests during these details, however we like to see the opposite. Law enforcement stopped many people and found the overwhelming majority to be responsible and not under the influence of alcohol. We also encountered several intoxicated passengers with sober designated drivers.

Intoxicated drivers do not follow jurisdictional lines, so we decided that we would not either. The Albion Police Department and its partners are planning similar details for the future. We will continue to use every resource and tool available to create a reduction in offenders and arrest those who continue to endanger others by driving while intoxicated.

The commitment and dedication by the officers, deputies and troopers who worked the detail undoubtedly saved lives in Orleans County by making arrests and sending a clear message to deter others from drinking and driving.

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