While coronavirus has put a cap on traditional Halloween activities, law enforcement is still planning to be out this weekend looking for impaired drivers.

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WGRZ reports the Niagara County Sheriff's Office will participate in the statewise STOP-DWI Halloween Crackdown, a "special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving this weekend."

Statewide, drivers can expect to come across STOP-DWI checkpoints beginning on Friday, October 30 through on Sunday, November 1.

"The STOP-DWI Halloween Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI New York and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee." -WGRZ

More information can be found on the STOP-DWI New York website, which offers some sobering statistics on impaired driving in the state.

The costs associated with DWI include fines ranging from $300 to $10,000; with estimates of the total financial cost of a typical DWI to be $4,000 to $15,000.

If you've had too much to drink, the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee urges New Yorkers to use their Have A Plan mobile app, which helps you to "locate and call a taxi service, program a designated-driver list, educate yourself on Blood Alcohol Content levels  as well as information on DWI laws and penalties or even report a suspected impaired driver."

The app is available for Apple and Android smartphones.

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