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Police to crackdown on drunk driving during St. Patrick’s Day



New York – In order to stop impaired driving during Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, law enforcement in the Southern Tier will be participating in the statewide effort.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown effort starts today and ends on March 21.

Among the counties taking part in the campaign are Stueben, Tioga, Chemung, and Schuyler counties are.

According to The Steuben County Sheriff’s office, 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 and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries or deaths.

The STOP-DWI Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide efforts promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governers Traffic Safety Committee.

The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend, Halloween, and the December Holiday season.