ALBANY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

County Court House Albany, New York 12207 (518) 487-5400
WWW.ALBANYCOUNTYSHERIFF.COM

WILLIAM C. COX
UNDERSHERIFF

CRAIG D. APPLE, SR.
SHERIFF

PAUL M. COURCELLE
CHIEF DEPUTY

MICHAEL S. MONTELEONE
CHIEF DEPUTY

KERRY B. THOMPSON
CHIEF DEPUTY

PRESS RELEASE STOP DWI BLANKET PATROL ST. PATRICK’S DAY SWEEP FRIDAY MARCH 14, 2014 10:00PM – TUESDAY MARCH 18, 2014 5:00AM The Albany County STOP-DWI Program today announced that law enforcement agencies across Albany County will deploy special DWI enforcement patrols to help ensure that our roadways will be safe during the St. Patrick’s weekend. According to NHTSA, 269 people have been killed in crashes involving drunk drivers on St. Patrick’s Day alone. Albany County STOP-DWI would like to remind residents of the St. Patrick’s weekend party tips:
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Before the festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night. Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home. If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely. If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local police. You could save a life. And remember, if you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

The STOP-DWI Crackdown is comprised of several periods promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation. These efforts are supported with funding from both the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. For further information, please contact Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr. at 518-487-5440

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