Police Enforce STOP-DWI St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Capital Region
In an effort to bring awareness to the dangers of drunk and impaired driving, law enforcement across New York state is participating in the STOP-DWI campaign. You will see police out in full force across the Capital Region this St. Patrick's Day weekend.
The STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign or HVEC is underway!
Because of the number of celebrations during St. Patrick's Day weekend, impaired and drunk driving is more prevalent. This is why counties across the state are participating in the STOP-DWI HVEC campaign. The campaign runs from Thursday, March 16th through March 19th. It is an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries and deaths.
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo says to plan ahead:
With all of the resources available, there is simply no reason to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after drinking or consuming drugs. The old adage is that if it’s predictable, it’s preventable, and the tragedies that result from impaired driving are both.
STOP-DWI HVEC Campaign is An On-Going Initiative
New York State law enforcement along with the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee runs this program many times throughout the year. It runs during other holidays including Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, the end of summer, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the holiday season, and Super Bowl weekend.
The high visibility of the STOP-DWI HVEC campaign throughout New York State helps curb the amount of those who chose to drive while either impaired or drunk.
If You Are Going to Drink, Plan Ahead!
New York State law enforcement reminds those who will be celebrating this St. Patrick's Day weekend to have a sober plan. You can download the mobile app, "Have a Plan" and you can find a safe ride home.