Mayville, New York (WNY News Now) – An effort to stop drunk drivers, Chautauqua County police agencies engaged in a STOP DWI campaign over the Fourth of July weekend.
From July 1st to July 5th, 2023, Chautauqua County police agencies actively participated in the New York State STOP-DWI July 4th High Visibility Engagement Campaign. The initiative, supported by a 2022-2023 grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, aimed to curb impaired driving and promote road safety during the holiday weekend.
Throughout the campaign, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office, municipal law enforcement agencies, and the New York State Police collaborated to enforce laws related to driving while impaired. Their combined efforts focused on reducing the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities caused by impaired driving, with a particular emphasis on both alcohol and drug impairment.
Sheriff James B. Quattrone emphasized the importance of responsible decision-making when it comes to drinking and driving. He urged the public not to drive if they had been drinking, stressing that impaired drivers not only endanger themselves but also pose a significant threat to everyone sharing the road with them.
In total, the participating agencies made 54 vehicle stops, resulting in the issuance of 36 Vehicle & Traffic tickets, and 3 DWI arrests.