LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office announces a DWI crackdown for Super Bowl Sunday.
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According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, who is also the County’s STOP DWI Coordinator, there will be a county-wide crackdown for the weekend of Super Bowl weekend.
“The purpose of these crackdown events are to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving and to give folks the information that we are putting additional patrols out to the keep the motoring public safe,” said Dougherty. “This isn’t intended to be a ‘gotcha moment’ but instead a time where you know we are beefing up patrols with the intention of removing impaired drivers and hoping you will make good decisions based on that information.”
The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts starts Friday, Feb. 2 and ends Feb. 5. The press release says that Super Bowl weekend is America’s most watched national sporting event and Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving.
Multiple police agencies will participate: the Sheriff’s Office; Geneseo Police Department; Dansville Police Department; Mount Morris Police Department; and NYS Park Police.
Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidents of drunk and impaired driving.
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 STOP-DWI Foundation courtesy of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.