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Chautauqua County law enforcement cracking down on DWI during Super Bowl weekend

MAYVILLE – Citing the more than 100 local drunk driving-related arrests made during last year’s Super Bowl Weekend crackdown on impaired driving, Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace said Monday his agency and other local law enforcement agencies will once again be out on patrol this weekend.

Gerace said the statewide crackdown headed by the state police will start early Saturday and continue through Monday.

The crackdown is financed by the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation through a grant from the governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Removing intoxicated drivers from Chautauqua County roadways is one of our top priorities,” Sheriff Gerace said. “If you choose to drink, don’t drive because drunk drivers not only put themselves in danger, they threaten everyone who shares the highway with them.”

The sheriff said all drinking and driving fines collected through drivers convicted off offenses during the crackdown will be used to continue funding the county’s STOP-DWI Program.