Local law enforcement will be part of DWI crackdown this weekend

Posted 27 October 2017 at 10:11 am

Provided photo: Deputy Ryan Flaherty, left, and Sheriff Randy Bower urge drivers to have a plan for a safe way of getting home if they have been drinking.

Press Release, Sheriff Randy Bower

Orleans County Stop DWI Coordinator Sheriff Randall Bower announced the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, along with Medina, Albion and Holley Police Departments, will  participate in the STOP- DWI Halloween Crackdown, started today and continuing through Nov. 1.

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.

Each year around holiday time there is an increase in drinking and driving, which can prove deadly. 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.”

Drivers who may have been drinking are urged to:

• Plan a safe way to get home.

• Call for a ride from a sober friend, family member, taxi, public transportation, or Uber.

Have a Plan Mobile App downloaded to your smart phone.

• Uber apps can be found at: Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps and I phones – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/Uber.

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