Local law enforcement will have stepped up DWI enforcement for Super Bowl weekend

Staff Reports Posted 30 January 2018 at 4:20 pm

Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower, who is also the county’s Stop DWI coordinator, said there will be stepped up DWI enforcement this weekend from local law enforcement agencies, including the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, State Police and Medina, Albion and Holley police departments.

The STOP-DWI Super Bowl Crackdown will run from Feb. 2 to Feb. 5. 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, Bower said.

In 2016 there were 283 people who died on New York State highways due to Alcohol-Impaired Driving (Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher). It is illegal to drive with BAC of .08 or higher in New York State.

The key to keeping yourself and others safe on the highway is to “Have A Plan,” Bower said.

He urged people who will be drinking alcohol to plan a safe way to get home. They should consider calling for a ride from a sober friend, family member, taxi, public transportation, or Uber.

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