County Executive Mike Hein Announces That Police Agencies Across Ulster County Will Step Up DWI Enforcement Efforts During The Super Bowl Weekend

Posted January 31, 2019

Impaired Driving Crackdown Runs February 1st- 4th, 2019

Kingston, NY - Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announces that police agencies across Ulster County will participate in a statewide special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving during Super Bowl Weekend, February 1st through February 4th, 2019. 

“The Super Bowl is supposed to be a night of fun for football fans of all ages, I urge our residents to designate a responsible driver before the big game begins or arrange for alternative transportation like ridesharing or taxis so it can remain a great night,” said County Executive Mike Hein. “We want fans to remember that even one drink can impair their judgement and we want everyone to stay safe. I would like to thank all of the county, state and local law enforcement agencies helping to stop impaired driving and save lives by participating in this statewide STOP-DWI crackdown.”

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York state have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug-related vehicular fatalities, too many lives are still being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers.  Highly visible and publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving and help save lives. Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints and patrols play a key part in raising awareness about the problem.  

The STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and implemented by the STOP-DWI Foundation. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the Holiday Season, New Year’s and St. Patrick’s Day.