LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty announced that he is taking the gloves off when it comes to DWI. A joint effort by several Livingston County law enforcement agencies is set to crack down on DWI several times over the next year.
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According to Sheriff Dougherty, the Sheriff’s Office, six Village Police Departments, New York State Park Police, and SUNY Geneseo Police Department will be participating in Governor Cuomo’s Traffic Safety Committee’s STOP-DWI Crackdowns on eight occasions between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
“The first Crackdown Enforcement will take place in Livingston County October 31 through November 2 to coincide with Halloween,” said Sheriff Dougherty in a press release. “Deputies and police officers from the Avon, Caledonia, Dansville, Geneseo, Mt. Morris, Nunda, New York State Park Police and SUNY Geneseo Police Departments will be ticketing all violators of NYS Vehicle and Traffic Laws.”
The Sheriff added that the intent of the crackdowns is to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths on Livingston County highways at times of the year when crashes are more likely to occur.
Livingston County will be joining 43 other counties in New York State in the STOP-DWI Crackdown Enforcement program, using money awarded to the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation.
Sheriff Dougherty reminds all Livingston County drivers to drive carefully and be observant of vehicle and traffic laws.
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