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Local law enforcement will have stepped up DWI enforcement this weekend

Staff Reports Posted 24 May 2018 at 8:00 am

Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower, who is the county’s Stop DWI coordinator, announced the law enforcement enforcement agencies in the county – Sheriff’s Office, State Police, and Albion, Holley and Medina Police Departments – will participate in the STOP- DWI Memorial Day Crackdown from May 25 to May 29.

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.

Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and marks the official start of summer. Each year around Memorial Day there is also 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.

If you are impaired, the key to keeping yourself and others safe on the highway is to “Have A Plan,” Bower said, by planning for a safe way to get home by calling for a ride from a sober friend, family member, taxi, public transportation or Uber.

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