Law enforcement in Orleans will increase DWI patrols on Nov. 21

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 November 2018 at 6:12 pm

The law enforcement agencies will increase patrol on Nov. 21 in a crackdown on motorists driving while intoxicated.

The Albion Police Department is hosting the county-wide detail, which is a collaborative effort involving the Albion Police Department, Medina Police Department, Holley Police Department, Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and the Orleans County Probation Department, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni said.

Law enforcement will be aggressively enforcing vehicle and traffic violations in search for impaired and intoxicated drivers, he said.

The Albion Police Department has hosted this detail for the past five years. All officers will meet at the Albion Police Department for a short briefing and each agency will then be operating in its own jurisdiction, with the Albion Police Department supervising the detail. Albion Lt. David Mogle and Nenni will be assisting all agencies with support and logistics throughout the night.

The officers have a briefing in Albion because many officers will be teamed up with probation officers, parole officers and possibly some federal agents, Nenni said.

Previous details have involved over 150 vehicle stops resulting in several alcohol and drug-related arrests, he said.

“We have seen over the years that our efforts are working and there has been a reduction of violators,” Nenni said. “We ask that everyone be responsible throughout the year, especially during the holiday season and to find alternatives to driving after consuming alcohol or engaging in drug use. The announcement of this detail and our combined efforts will hopefully save lives, as we are committed to this cause.”

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