Local law enforcement will have increased DWI patrols over Thanksgiving holiday

Posted 20 November 2017 at 10:57 am

Press Release, Sheriff Randy Bower

ALBION – Orleans County Sheriff Randall Bower announced the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office – along with Medina, Albion and Holley Police Departments and the NY State Police – will participate in the STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Crackdown from Wednesday through Sunday. Bower is also the county’s Stop DWI Coordinator

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 percent or higher.

The key to keeping yourself and others safe on the highway is to “Have A Plan.” People who drink alcohol should:

• 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 – www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp

• Uber apps can be found at Android (click here) or I phones (click here)

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