Local law enforcement will step up DWI enforcement during holiday season

Posted 12 December 2017 at 9:16 am

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower

Orleans County Stop DWI Coordinator 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 Holiday Season Crackdown from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1.

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, Bower said.

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.

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

Drivers are urged to do the following:

• 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 can downloaded to your smart phone (click here).

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

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