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Oswego County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Fourth of July Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Oswego County STOP-DWI Program Coordinator Robert Lighthall announced today that Oswego County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on July 3 and will end on July 8.

Police conduct a STOP-DWI Sobriety checkpoint on state Route 104, Oswego, during a recent statewide crackdown period.
Police conduct a STOP-DWI Sobriety checkpoint on state Route 104, Oswego, during a recent statewide crackdown period.

Fourth of July Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving. New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force in this across the board effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

The STOP-DWI Fourth of July Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association. Throughout the remainder of the year the Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

“The residents and visitors of Oswego County should be able to enjoy Independence weekend,” Lighthall said. “Oswego County law enforcement agencies will do their part to ensure our roadways are safe, by vigilantly and aggressively removing drunk drivers from our highways.”

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.