Putnam County to Participate in Statewide Halloween STOP-DWI

STOP-DWI Impaired Driving High Visibility Engagement Campaign runs October 29 through October 31, 2023.

Putnam County Sheriff Kevin McConville, Carmel Police Department Chief Anthony Hoffmann, and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens announced today that Putnam County police agencies and STOP-DWI Coordinators will participate in special efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.

Halloween is meant to be scary, but not when it comes to driving. When it comes to drunk driving, Halloween can turn the roads into a horror fest. While we spend time trick or treating and hosting parties with our loved ones, law enforcement officers and STOP-DWI programs across New York State will participate in special efforts to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign will start on October 29, 2023 and will end on October 31, 2023.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan! Download our mobile app -- "Have a Plan," and you will always be able to find a safe ride home: www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp. Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning.