Law enforcement will have increased DWI patrols during Thanksgiving holiday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 November 2023 at 8:05 am

ALBION – Law enforcement agencies will increase DWI patrols in Orleans County during the Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 22-26, Sheriff Chris Bourke announced.

“As Thanksgiving eve is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, it is vital that law enforcement presence be at its peak on this night to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving, reminding drivers to have a plan while traveling to prevent injuries and save lives,” said Bourke, who is also the county’s STOP-DWI coordinator.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, and Medina, Albion and Holley police departments will all be part of the increased patrols.

Bourke urges people to have a plan to not drink and drive. For the “Have a Plan” Mobile App, click here.