STOP-DWI Crackdown Enforcement

Oswego County STOP-DWI Coordinator Robert Lighthall announces Oswego County and city police agencies will be participating in the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s STOP-DWI Crackdown Enforcement on seven occasions between now and September 30, 2013.

The first Crackdown Enforcement will take place in Oswego County October 26 to November 1, to coincide with Halloween.

During the enforcement wave, local law enforcement agencies will be out in force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, to deter drunk driving and ensure the safety of our roadways. Motorists are reminded that driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher will put them over the limit and under arrest.

Oswego County, along with 27 other counties in New York State, will participate in the STOP-DWI Crackdown Enforcement program by utilizing funds awarded the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation.

STOP-DWI, or “Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated,” is a comprehensive and financially self-sustaining highway safety program. All 62 counties are participating in the program, which allows each to establish a STOP-DWI Program that qualifies for the return of all fines collected for alcohol and other drug-related traffic offenses occurring within its jurisdiction.