WNY News Now – Police agencies all across Chautauqua County participated in the STOP-DWI Labor Day High Visibility Engagement Campaign in an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers.
The campaign began on Friday, August 18th of this year and continued through Monday, September 4th in an event funded by a 2022-2023 grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and is part of a national High Visibility Engagement Campaign effort.
The agencies worked together and will continue to collaborate to reduce the number of impaired driving injuries and deaths with a special emphasis on driving while impaired by either alcohol or narcotics.
The agencies collaborated and participated in the state-wide campaign during Labor Day weekend, resulting in a total of 47 vehicle stops, the issuing of 29 Vehicle and Traffic tickets, and 1 DWI arrest.
“Removing intoxicated drivers from Chautauqua County roadways is one of our top priorities,” said Chautauqua County Sheriff James B. Quattrone. “If you choose to drink, don’t drive. Impaired drivers not only put themselves in danger, they threaten everyone who shares the road with them.”
Community safety will of course remain the agencies’ top priority.