County lists results of Labor Day DWI crackdown

Chautauqua County police agencies participated in the New York State STOP-DWI Labor Day High Visibility Engagement Campaign. The campaign began Friday, Aug. 19 and continued through Monday, Sept. 5.

This event is funded by a 2021-2022 grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and is part of a national High Visibility Engagement Campaign effort. In Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Sheriff, municipal law enforcement agencies, and New York State Police vigorously enforce laws related to driving while impaired. They work together to reduce the number of impaired driving injuries and deaths, with special emphasis on driving while impaired by either alcohol or drugs.

The agencies participated in the statewide High Visibility Engagement Campaign during Labor Day resulting in a total of 217 vehicle stops, 184 tickets issued and 54 arrests. “Removing intoxicated drivers from Chautauqua County roadways is one of our top priorities,” said Chautauqua County Sheriff James B. Quattrone. “If you choose to drink, don’t drive. Impaired drivers not only put themselves in danger, they threaten everyone who shares the road with them.”


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