(Binghamton, NY) Broome County STOP-DWI Coordinator, James May was joined by Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen to announce a countywide 4th of July STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign. The New York State Police, Broome County Sheriff’s and municipal police across Broome County will deploy special DWI enforcement patrols to help ensure that our roadways will be safe during the holiday.
During this 4th of July enforcement effort, state and local law enforcement agencies will utilize sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to find drunk drivers. The STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts also serve to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while under the influence. Motorists are reminded that driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher will put them over the limit and under arrest.
In announcing this campaign, Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen said, “All citizens in Broome County should be able to safely enjoy the weekend of July 4th. Broome County law enforcement agencies will do their part in insuring that our roadways are safe, by vigilantly and aggressively removing drunk drivers from our highways, with an especially intense effort during this busy holiday period. ”
Broome’s STOP-DWI Coordinator James May said “This STOP-DWI Crackdown is timely as the 4th of July weekend historically is one of the most dangerous times of the year. Despite the success Broome County has achieved in reducing the alcohol related motor vehicle fatalities, DWI continues to be one of the most serious public safety problems in Broome County.”