Cattaraugus County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI St. Patrick's Day Crackdown Enforcement Effort.
Impaired Driving Crackdown runs March 15th-18th , 2019
Cattaraugus County STOP DWI Coordinator Lt. Melanie Churakos announced today that Cattaraugus County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on March 15th and will end on 18th. 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, Cattaraugus County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force in this across the board effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.
The STOP-DWI St. Patrick's Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee. This partnership has allowed local programs to significantly increase their enforcement and public awareness efforts. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.
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. You can do your part to become part of the solution by downloading our FREE mobile app "Have a Plan" at www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp and may the luck of the Irish be with you!