Sheriff announces results of July 4 DWI crackdown
Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone on Thursday morning announced the results of the New York State STOP-DWI July Fourth Enforcement Crackdown.
The crackdown began July 3 and continued through Monday. This event was funded by a 2019-2020 grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, and is part of a national crackdown effort.
The agencies participated in the statewide crackdown during July 4, resulting in a total of 41 vehicle stops, arrests and summonses.
“Removing intoxicated drivers from Chautauqua County roadways is one of our top priorities,” Quattrone said. “If you choose to drink, don’t drive. Drunk drivers not only put themselves in danger, they threaten everyone who shares the road with them.”
In Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Sheriff, municipal law enforcement agencies, and New York State Police 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 Chautauqua County STOP-DWI Program is funded by drinking and driving fines collected from convicted drunk drivers.