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STOP-DWI Holiday Season Enforcement Underway

Impaired Driving Crackdown runs through January 1, 2014

Leslie Chernin and C. Scott Vanderhoef thank police officers at STOP DWI event.
Leslie Chernin and C. Scott Vanderhoef thank police officers at STOP DWI event.

Rockland County law enforcement agencies are participating in the statewide STOP-DWI enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving during the yearend holidays. The three week long enforcement initiative is already in effect and will end on January 1st, 2014.

“Nationwide, the holiday season is a particularly dangerous time for motorists due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads, ” said County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef.  Our police officers will be vigilant in keeping our residents safe while traveling for the holidays.”

The STOP-DWI Holiday Season Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association. Additional funding through the STOP-DWI Foundation also supports the program.

“Drunk driving is an issue all year round, but data shows that the tradition of celebrating the holidays with alcohol leads to an increase of traffic crashes and resulting deaths and injuries,” said STOP-DWI Coordinator Leslie Chernin.

STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, however many lives are still lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. The goal of the highly visible and highly publicized STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign is to further reduce drunk and impaired driving incidents.

Think4urself December 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM
The coolest accessory one can have in their car is a Rockland County "Stop DWI" air freshener! To know that while you are freshening your vehicle and at the same time spreading the message about drinking and driving is a no-brainer for concerned citizens.
Watchdog December 13, 2013 at 02:31 PM
STOP-DWI Coordinator Leslie Chernin......sounds like a political plum job worthy of elimination. Ala...Tourism Director.
Think4urself December 19, 2013 at 07:26 AM
This is a tip for all patrol officers who have the difficult task of discerning who's the impaired driver and who's the sober driver this holiday season. Sometimes a cup of coffee is just a... cup of coffee! Sometimes a bottle of water is just a ... bottle of water! Think about it.
Clarkstown life December 19, 2013 at 08:35 AM
I am sure they don't need your condescending 'tip'.
Think4urself December 19, 2013 at 09:43 AM
Predictable comment coming from a townie who's rarely ventured outside of Clarkstown.
Clarkstown life December 19, 2013 at 10:58 AM
What is the problem? Did you 'venture out' and get stopped after over indulging? Are 'they' after you still??

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