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Dozens arrested and hundreds ticketed a Niagara County DWI crackdown

Thirty-three were people were arrested and hundreds were ticketed in a Fourth of July crackdown on drunken driving between July 3 and July 6 which involved police agencies throughout Niagara County.

All of the agencies involved had increased patrols that were specifically designated for DWI enforcement. During the crackdown 13 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated and 20 were arrested on other charges. A total of 260 drivers were issued traffic tickets.

Participating agencies included the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department and Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Lockport, Middleport, Lewiston, Town of Niagara, Somerset and Youngstown police departments and the State Police. Future all agency crackdown periods are scheduled for later this year, according to the sheriff department.