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Press release from Sheriff Barry Virts on STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign

Wayne County Office of Sheriff Barry Virts press release regarding DWI campaign:

July 4th Holiday and Weekend
STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign
July 2 – 5, 2021

Sheriff Barry Virts reports the “STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign for July 4th Day and Weekend Campaign” linked with other law enforcement initiatives already done at key times of the year and promoting it under a county and statewide umbrella. This campaign targets the time period around July 4th Day and Weekend.


The “STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign for July 4th Day and Weekend Campaign” will be July 2 through July 5 is a locally driven program with all Wayne County law enforcement agencies participating and working together; police departments, state police and the Sheriff’s Office coordinating awareness, education and enforcement activities.

Research findings demonstrate that highly visible, publicized efforts like the “STOP-DWI July 4th Day and Weekend High Visibility Engagement Campaign” can further reduce the occurrence of DWI.

The STOP-DWI Foundation has created a new Mobile APP – “Have A Plan” that is available as a free download for smart phones to help find safe rides home no matter where you may be celebrating. Go to www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp or visit your APP store.

Future STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaigns will also include Labor Day and weekend.

Please do not drink and drive!



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