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Law enforcement in Orleans will have stepped up DWI patrols over St. Patrick’s weekend

Posted 16 March 2018 at 3:05 pm

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower

Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower, who is also the county’s Stop DWI coordinator, announced local law enforcement will participate in the STOP- DWI St. Patrick’s Day Crackdown from today through Sunday.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, State Police and Medina, Albion and Holley Police Departments will all be part of the DWI crackdown this weekend.

This crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and implemented by the STOP-DWI Foundation.

Every year an increase in drinking and driving occur around the holidays, with deadly results. In 2015, 311 people died on New York State highways due to Alcohol Impaired Driving. In New York State it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher.

The key to keeping yourself and others safe on the highway is to “Have A Plan” for a safe way to get home. Call for a ride from a sober friend, family member, taxi, public transportation or Uber.

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