SHERIFF HOWARD REMINDS MOTORISTS NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE /INCREASE IN DWI PATROLS
Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is once again reminding the motoring public to not drink and drive. The Erie County Sheriff’s Road Patrol Division arrested 4 individuals for DWI during a 24 hour period over Wednesday and Thursday. Two of those arrests were for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated because their BAC results were .18%- more than twice the legal limit.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office takes the enforcement of New York’s drunken driving laws very seriously and has a zero tolerance policy for violators of those laws.
“Last year, our Office made 374 DWI arrests in the county- more than one a day and unfortunately, we are on pace to equal or break that record this year”, said Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard. “We do the best we can to help keep our roadways safe for all our citizens- they deserve nothing less. But we need the public’s help in this battle, too. Please, if you are going to consume alcoholic beverages do not drink and drive, rather get a designated sober driver to get you home safely; you owe it to yourself, to your family and most importantly, to all the other drivers on the roadways that you will no doubt encounter while driving under the influence”.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office will continue to be vigilant in getting drunk drivers off the road and have increased DWI patrols in the county for the foreseeable future.