STOP-DWI to Coordinate Memorial Day Weekend DWI Crackdown

Checkpoints and patrols run May 22–27, 2014

(Binghamton, NY) The Broome County STOP-DWI Program today announced that law enforcement agencies across Broome County will deploy special DWI enforcement patrols to help ensure that our roadways will be safe during the Memorial Day weekend.

“We encourage everyone to get out and enjoy all the great summer activities in our area responsibly and to remember if you plan on drinking alcohol, have a plan to and from your destination.  Use a designated driver, taxi, or walk. Whatever you do, just don’t drink and drive, “said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston.

Most people don’t plan to drink and drive, but unfortunately they don’t have a plan at all. Broome County STOP-DWI would like to remind drivers that before they start to drink, designate a safe, sober driver.

  • If you are planning on drinking, leave your car keys at home.
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely.
  • If you can’t find a safe ride or you choose to walk home, remember that walking impaired can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call local law enforcement. You could save a life.
  • And remember, if you know people who are about to drive or ride with someone who is impaired, help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely. If a friend is drunk and wants to drive, intervene and take the keys away if you have to.
The STOP-DWI Crackdown is comprised of several periods promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation. These efforts are supported with funding from both the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.
 
For more information about Broome County STOP-DWI please visit: www.bcstopdwi.com or follow the program on Facebook.com/broomestopdwi or Twitter @broomestopdwi
 
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05/21/2014 - 11:35pm