Duchess County Sheriff's Office steps up patrols to counter drunk driving during Thanksgiving travel
The Duchess County Sheriff's Office is intensifying its patrols during this holiday week to ensure road safety.
Thanksgiving marks one of the busiest times for drivers, with an estimated 55 million people hitting the roads in 2019, as reported by AAA.
In response to this surge, the sheriff's office has declared its participation in the Stop DWI High Visibility Enforcement Campaign, a statewide initiative primarily focused on curbing drunk driving during holiday seasons.
This campaign, which encompasses major holidays and events including Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, the 4th of July, and all forthcoming holidays in the upcoming month, aims to mitigate the risks associated with impaired driving.