STOP-DWI program to coordinate Halloween DWI crackdown

By WBNG News

STOP-DWI program to coordinate Halloween DWI crackdown

October 31, 2013 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 12:26 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County STOP-DWI Program has announced that law enforcement agencies across Broome County will deploy special DWI enforcement patrols to help ensure that our roadways will be safe during the Halloween holiday.

According to a news release:

The STOP-DWI Crackdown is comprised of several crackdown periods promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association. These efforts are supported with funding from both the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute.

“Children will be out in force on Halloween night and we want to make sure they enjoy Trick-or-Treating,” says Broome County Executive Debbie Preston.  “We know adults will be celebrating this weekend and we want to make sure they are doing so in a safe way.  We don’t want a spooky holiday to turn into a tragedy.”

“We encourage people to get out and enjoy their Halloween activities responsibly and have a plan to and from their destination using a designated driver, taxi, or by walking if they plan on consuming alcohol,” said Chris Marion, Broome County STOP-DWI Program Coordinator.