Local law enforcement will increase DWI patrols from Dec. 17 to Jan. 1

Staff Reports Posted 15 December 2021 at 9:06 am

ALBION – In an effort to keep our roadways safer this holiday season, local law enforcement agencies will actively participate in the STOP-DWI Holiday High Visibility Enforcement Campaign from Dec. 17 to January 1, Sheriff Chris Bourke announced.

As the anticipation of attending gatherings to celebrate this holiday season, local law enforcement will be out to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving and to have a “Sober Plan” while traveling to prevent injuries and save lives, said Bourke, who is also the county’s STOP-DWI coordinator.

Although STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol related fatalities, there are still too many lives lost due to DWI crashes, Bourke said.

People who are drinking alcohol should plan for a safe way to get home, and should consider calling for a ride from a sober friend, family member, taxi or Uber driver, Bourke said.