St. Lawrence County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving Aug. 16 to Sept. 2.
The funding for the action was provided by the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation through a grant from the governor’s Traffic Safety Committee via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
New York State Police, St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Gouverneur Police Department, SUNY Potsdam Police Department and Canton Police Department, as well as municipal law enforcement agencies across the state, will be out to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related traffic injuries and deaths. During this period, law enforcement will vigorously enforce laws related to driving while impaired with special emphasis on impaired driving either by alcohol or drugs, according to St. Lawrence County STOP-DWI.
“There will be no warnings,” said Michele James, county STOP-DWI coordinator. She said violators can lose their licenses, pay increased insurance rates, pay fines, surcharges and DMV fees, and could have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicles.
All drinking driving fines collected from convicted drunk drivers fund the St. Lawrence County STOP-DWI Program.