Sheriff Releases Statement About What They’re Looking For This Weekend
This weekend is the football game and obviously it's a big drinking day and local police want you to be safe! (With Uber and Lyft there's really no excuse why you can't get home without driving.)
Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti of Niagara County announced that Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on
impaired driving.In a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent
injuries and save lives, law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads. The statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown efforts start on January 31st and will end on February 3rd. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, as well as law enforcement agencies across Niagara County, will be out in force.
The STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown is one of many
statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the
Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the number of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers.
Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving. Don't Drive, Get a Ride!