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Police Begin Two Week DWI Enforcement Campaign

As summer nears its end and the tourism season in Saratoga Springs, New York is in full swing, local police are partnering on a two-week campaign to crack down on drunk drivers.

The Saratoga Springs Police Department, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, and State Police are partnering with state agencies to step up DWI patrols from now until Labor Day.

Chuck DeWeese, Assistant Commissioner of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Traffic Safety Committee appeared in the Spa City along with local law enforcement for the announcement Thursday. The campaign will take place statewide.

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative is supported through the state’s Stop DWI program.  

New Yorkers are also asked to download the free “Have a Plan” app that allows users to call a car, program a designated driver list, and educate themselves on Blood Alcohol Content levels and DWI laws.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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