County to participate in special STOP-DWI detail

by Andrew Henderson

Super Bowl Weekend is here and Oswego County law-enforcement agencies will be on the watch for drunk drivers.

Oswego County STOP-DWI Coordinator Robert Lighthall announced that local police agencies will participate in a special statewide enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide crackdown started yesterday and will end Monday.

Super Bowl weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving, according to Lighthall.

“Have a plan before the party begins — designate a driver, call a taxi or make overnight arrangements,” said Lighthall. “Whether you are rooting for the Ravens or the 49ers, be a fan of sober driving.”

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers, he said.

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

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