Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI ST. PATRICK'S DAY "High Visibility Engagement Campaign"

STOP-DWI Impaired Driving High Visibility Engagement Campaign runs from March 16, 2022, through March 20, 2022

Putnam County Sheriff Kevin McConville, Town of 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.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on March 16, 2022, and will end on March 20, 2022. St. Patrick's Day Weekend is a notoriously deadly period for impaired driving due to the number of celebrations and drivers on the road. New York State Police, County Sheriff, municipal law enforcement agencies, and STOP-DWI Programs across the state will be participating in special engagement efforts to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries and deaths.

The STOP-DWI St. Patrick's Day High Visibility Engagement Campaign is one of many statewide initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee. The Statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign also targets Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day/End of Summer, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday Season, and Super Bowl.

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.

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