LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Livingston County Sheriff has announced that as a result of the great success of Operation Safe Interstate on I-390, the initiative will continue at least through the end of the year.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, since January 1, 2015, Sheriff’s Deputies have handled over 300 arrests on I-390. Deputies have investigated and charged over 100 drug or alcohol related offenses, issued over 1,300 traffic tickets, and logged hundreds of hours protecting New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) workers in construction zones.
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“Drugs wreck good communities and are a significant cause of both property crime and violent crime,” said Sheriff Dougherty. “What the Deputies are accomplishing through Operation Safe Interstate is absolutely amazing and I could not be more proud of them. Your Deputy Sheriffs are truly making Livingston County a safer place.”
The Sheriff’s Office has also enhanced traffic enforcement on other county and state roadways that drugs are known to travel, as they are well aware that drug users and transporters try to avoid Deputy Sheriffs on Interstate 390.
Sheriff Dougherty added that through the efforts of the Deputies, drugs are being prevented from entering into our communities, impaired drivers on drugs and/or alcohol are being arrested and removed, and distracted drivers are being ticketed.