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Patrol Stops 45 Vehicles

A Fourth of July STOP-DWI patrol in Chautauqua County resulted in 45 vehicle stops, arrests and summonses.

The patrol began July 2 and continued through Monday, July 5. It was paid for with a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee as part of a national High Visibility Engagement Campaign effort. In Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Sheriff, municipal law enforcement agencies, and New York State Police work together to reduce the number of impaired driving injuries and deaths, with special emphasis on driving while impaired by either alcohol or drugs.

“Removing intoxicated drivers from Chautauqua County roadways is one of our top priorities,” said County Sheriff James B. Quattrone. “If you choose to drink, don’t drive. Impaired drivers not only put themselves in danger, they threaten everyone who shares the road with them.”

The Chautauqua County STOP-DWI Program is funded by drinking and driving fines collected from convicted drunk drivers.

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