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March 15, 2022 - 2:20pm

STOP-DWI patrols scheduled for St. Patrick's weekend

posted by Press Release in STOP-DWI, news.

CORRECTION: There was a typo in the press release. The headline and press release have been corrected to change the date for the end of extra enforcement to March 20.

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.

The statewide STOP-DWI efforts start Wednesday, March 16, 2022, and will continue thru Sunday, March 20, 2022. St. Patrick’s Day weekend is a notoriously deadly period for impaired driving due to the number of celebrations and drivers on the road.  New York State Police, County Sheriffs, and municipal law enforcement agencies will be out in force during this across-the-board effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries and deaths.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have made great strides in reducing the numbers of alcohol and drug-related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers.

“Have a Plan” to get a safe ride because impaired driving is completely preventable – all it takes is a little planning.  Visit www.stopdwi.org for more information and may the luck of the Irish be with you. 

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