Law enforcement will increase DWI patrols Oct. 29-31

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 October 2022 at 12:32 pm

Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke announced that local law enforcement will increase DWI patrols from Oct. 29-31.

The STOP DWI Halloween High Visibility Engagement Campaign includes law enforcement agencies throughout the state. They will work to  reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths, said Bourke, the county’s STOP DWI coordinator.

“An increase in traffic on our roadways is expected during Halloween due to trick or treating, Halloween parties and festivities,” Bourke said. “With increased traffic comes an increased risk in crashes, including impaired-driving crashes.”

Bourke urged people to have a plan to not drink and drive.