2012 News Archives



Let’s end the distraction—starting outside the car.

Every time you call or text a driver, you take their attention off the road, contributing to the thousands of traffic accidents and deaths caused by distracted driving every year. It’s time for that to change, starting right here in Rochester.

Utica Observer Dispatch – 12/2/12

Although New York State has toughened drunk driving laws over the years, that alone won’t discourage the dangerous behavior that could someday result in the death of someone you love.

Since 1995, New York State highway safety partners have proudly hosted an annual recognition event to presentawards acknowledging outstanding efforts and achievements in deterring impaired driving.

STOP-DWI NY launches new media campaign to help county STOP-DWI programs raise awareness  about the dangers of Impaired Driving

The STOP-DWI public awareness effort is spearheaded by the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation, Inc. through funding from the New York State Governor’s Highway Safety committee.

Attendees at the 2012 New York Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium in Lake Placid recently heard the heartbreaking stories of Lenny Rosado and Jim Shea as they detailed how the violent crime of impaired driving changed their lives forever.  Each family turned the inthinkable tragedy into a positive by leading a fight that passed Legislation in New York that is known as Leandra’s Law a

During the enforcement waves, local law enforcement agencies will be out in force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, to deter impaired driving and ensure the safety of our roadways. 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.

Please join the STOP-DWI Association Board of Directors in welcoming Tracie Coulson, from Cayuga County, as Association Secretary.

Police officers, STOP-DWI Coordinators and public safety professionals … don’t miss this chance to nominate a dedicated officer, an outstanding police agency, a unique enforcement strategy or an outstanding program that has had success in reducing drunk or impaired driving in your community.

County: Fulton
Date: June 15, 2012

David K. Wiltey of Fulton County STOP-DWI will be retiring June 15th of this year. He has been a dedicated member of Fulton County STOP-DWI for 30 years.

Your years of service have touched many lives – Good luck and happy retirement!

There were 939 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Rockland County in 2011.

The 26 law enforcement officers honored by Rockland Count STOP-DWI Monday morning at the Hilton Pearl River combined to account for one third of those arrests.

Hamilton: April 17, 2012 — More than 200 Madison County High School Students attended the 2012 Driving Spring Fling!, an annual event offered by Madison County STOP DWI – this year using the Colgate University Campus.