Holiday DWI Crackdown
Written by Dan Fischer on June 27, 2018
Genesee County STOP DWI Coordinator Matt Landers announced today that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of LeRoy Police Department will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on July 4th and will end on July 8th. The Fourth of July extended weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving. This year the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday so we expect heavy traveling to begin on Wednesday, July 4th and festivities to begin on July 4th and run through Sunday, July 8th .
Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation’s roads. The fact is this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.
Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem. The New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to aggressively target those who put lives in danger.