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Law enforcement will have stepped up DWI enforcement on Super Bowl weekend

Staff Reports Posted 23 January 2020 at 9:01 am

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies will increase their patrols on Super Bowl weekend from Jan. 31 through Feb. 3.

Law enforcement agencies across the state will crack down on impaired driving during Super Bowl weekend. The STOP-DWI campaign will include underage drinking enforcement, increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the number of drinking and driving fatalities, too many lives continue to be lost due to crashes caused by impaired drivers.

The enforcement crackdown is funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

If people are drinking, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke urges them to plan a safe way to get home. They should call for a ride from a sober friend, family member, taxi or Uber, he said.

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