Local law enforcement will have increased DWI enforcement during Halloween

Posted 26 October 2020 at 9:43 am

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke

In an effort to keep our roadways safer during Halloween, Orleans County law enforcement agencies will join forces to increase presence during Stop DWI’s Halloween Crackdown initiative from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

This nationwide enforcement initiative aims to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. Although alcohol impaired driving is completely preventable, there is an increase around all holidays, which can prove to be deadly.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2018 stats revealed 10,511 drunk driving deaths (average-one person killed every 50 minutes).

You can help save lives – don’t drive and drive – have a sober plan!

  • Plan a safe way to get home.
  • Call for a ride from a sober friend, family member, taxi or Uber.

The STOP-DWI Crackdowns are promoted by New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and implemented by the STOP-DWI Foundation.

Return to top