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Yates County joins statewide STOP-DWI campaign ahead of Labor Day

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Sheriff Ron Spike of Yates County announced the county’s participation in the statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign from August 18 through September 4, 2023.


This initiative, aimed at raising awareness about the perils of impaired driving, comes as the end of summer – one of the year’s peak travel periods – approaches. Yates County will team up with State Police, the Sheriff’s office, and the Penn Yan police in a joint effort to diminish impaired driving-related incidents and fatalities during this period.

The STOP-DWI Labor Day / End of Summer campaign, backed by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, strives for a noticeable decrease in drunk and impaired driving through such highly publicized campaigns. Sheriff Spike encourages residents to plan ahead to ensure safe transportation.

For assistance, the public can utilize the “Have a Plan” mobile app, available at www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp, to find secure ride options.