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Chautauqua County works to prevent drunken driving

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County STOP-DWI Program announced Wednesday that Chautauqua County police agencies recently participated in three special enforcement efforts to crack down on impaired driving.

The  statewide  STOP-DWI  Crackdown  efforts  started  on  October  31,  2014. Special patrols took place during Halloween Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend,and the last three weeks of December 2014.  These periods are historically deadly times  for  impaired  driving, Sheriff Joseph Gerace said. 

ChautauquaCounty  STOP-DWI patrols  worked  with  New York State  Police,  and police departments in Dunkirk, Ellicott, Fredonia, Jamestown, Lakewood and Westfield.

The funding for these crackdowns is provided by the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation through a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee via the National Traffic Safety Administration.