Local Matters

Recent comments

Community Sponsors

December 16, 2021 - 2:42pm

Genesee County will participate in Stop DWI Holiday Season "High Visability Engagement" campaign

posted by Press Release in news, genesee county, dwi, safety, holiday.

Press Release:

The Genesee County STOP-DWI Coordinator announced today that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of LeRoy Police Department will be participating in a coordinated effort with the STOP-DWI program to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving. Law enforcement officers across New York State and STOP-DWI programs will be participating in special engagement efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign start on Friday, December 17, 2021 and will end on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving. Remember: Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning. If you are impaired by drugs or alcohol and thinking about driving, pass your keys on to a sober driver. Have a very safe & Happy Holiday season.

Fred GUNDELL
Fred GUNDELL's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 1 week ago
Joined: May 29 2008 - 12:59pm

Unfortunately when you are impaired you may not have the common sense to pass your keys to someone else. You feel fine. Especially to those who are a little older who used to drive like that all the time. I have always been against road blocks, it just did not look American. It reminded me of Baghdad. But drunk driving kills people. That is a fact. But so do cigarettes. I bet more people die every year from cigarettes or more so, second hand smoke, than are killed by drunk drivers. It will sound offensive to some, and is never going to happen, but I wish they made cigarettes illegal. I know a lot of folks I can no longer speak to that would still be here....

david spaulding
david spaulding's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: Sep 12 2011 - 5:46pm

I can only hope those people doing Roadblocks are wearing bodycams. Seems whenever I am forced into one, the officials become disrespectful and abusive.

Copyright © 2008-2022 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button

News Break