The sixth statewide STOP-DWI crackdown for 2012 continues this Haloween. During the enforcement wave, state and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force in all 62 counties of New York State, utilizing sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to deter impaired 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—if they don’t drive sober, they will get pulled over.
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 qualify for the return of all fines collected for alcohol and other drug-related traffic offenses occurring within its jurisdiction.
The remaining STOP-DWI crackdown period for 2012 is December 12th – January 1st for the Holiday Season.