Franklin County

Contact: 
Craig Collette
Address: 
355 West Main Street
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: 
518-483-2399
Fax: 
518-483-2426

Physical Address for Franklin County STOP-DWI:

Malone Police Department

2 Police Plaza

Malone, NY 12953


Franklin County STOP-DWI conducted an Underage Buyer Detail in conjunction with the Malone based New York State Police on Saturday February 4th.   In this detail we have an underage buyer attempt to purchase alcohol from local establishments that sell alcohol products in northern Franklin County.

     A total of 22 businesses were checked.  Of the 22 businesses checked 5 of them sold alcohol to our underage buyer.   Those businesses are:

1)         Red Tavern                             Santa Clara

2)         Lizzie Ann’s                            Constable

3)         American Legion                    Chateaugay

4)         Chateaugay Bowling Alley     Chateaugay

5)         Chateaugay Sunoco                Chateaugay

    In each of these cases the person selling the alcohol to our minor was charge with one count of prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage under the NYS ABC law.  They were given appearance tickets to appear in local criminal court.  In addition, a police referral was completed and forwarded to the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control on each establishment.  Franklin County STOP-DWI conducts several random Underage Buyer Details a year throughout Franklin County.  People need to understand that underage drinking is not a minor problem, it’s an adult problem.  As adults given the authority to sell alcohol we have the responsibility and obligation to keep that alcohol out of the hands of our children and to protect our youth.  

We would also like to congratulate the other 17 establishments who refused to sell alcohol to our underage buyer. It is as important to say great work to all the clerks who continue to help keep alcohol out of the hands of our underage youths.

 

Brushton-Moira's S.A.D.D. members Samantha Wells, Tyler Woehrmann, Kyra Bush,Christa Mitchell, Ellie Trumble and Skyler Flint with New York State Police Trooper Baker.

Franklin County STOP-DWI ended the day at the Karen Torres distracted driving presentation at the Brushton-Moira High School along with Franklin County Traffic Safety. Ms. Torres gave a wonderful, moving presentation to a very attentive audience. Thank you Karen for sharing this important message with us.

Karen Torres presenting her distracted driving presentation to B.M.C. Students


Franklin County STOP-DWI, along with Citizen Advocates Inc..Co-Sponsored the Franklin County S.A.D.D. convention held Wednesday October 28th at Paul Smith's College. Franklin County STOP-DWI assisted by sponsoring motivational speaker Jim Snack who spoke to the students about effective ways to promote positive messages. The students will return to their schools to utilize what they have learned in future impaired driving prevention projects. We look forward to seeing more good work coming from Franklin County S.A.D.D.

S.A.D.D Students from Franklin County at the 2016 S.A.D.D. convention held at Paul Smith's College.

Speaker Jim Snack gave an outstanding presentation to Franklin County S.A.D.D. members at the 2016 convention at Paul Smith's College.

 


Franklin County STOP-DWI had the "Athletes Exhibit" on display during the final weeks of school at Brushton-Moira School. This exhibit portrays high school and college athletes from New York State whose lives were put in danger by someone's choice to drink and drive.  If you are interested this or any other exhibit available from STOP-DWI please contact the Franklin County STOP-DWI Coordinator.

We also had the Impaired Driving Simulator at the school to show students the dangers of impaired driving. 


"Franklin County Traffic Safety Board held it's annual awards breakfast at Paul Smith's College yesterday. Thank you to all who were recognized for their outstanding efforts in traffic safety. It is very much appreciated."

NYS DEC Forest Ranger Thomas Gliddi and Captain John Streiff for off road DWI enforcement

Former Director Mary Goodman (creator of the Franklin County Victim Impact Panel) and David Werner Co-Chair Franklin County Traffic Safety Board

David Werner with essay winners Adelynn Murphy, Katie Dupree, April Gokey and Sgt Geotz. Vivian Smith creator of MAC's Safe Ride Continued in Tupper Lake, NY along with Tupper Lake Police Chief Eric Proulx

Sgt Geotz with Malone PD Officer Brittany Arcadi (Traffic Enforcement)

Malone PD Officer William Andre (Most DWI's) with Sgt Geotz

Saranac Lake Police Chief Charles Potthast accepting Leigh Wenske's award (Traffic Enforcement and most DWI's) with Sgt Geotz

SP Malone Trooper Paul Scott (Traffic Enforcement Award) with Sgt Geotz

 

SP Malone Trooper Justin Perryman (Most DWI's) with Sgt Geotz

SP Ray Brook Trooper Jon Moody (awarded for most DWI's and Traffic Enforcement awards) with Sgt Brian Goetz Co Chairman Franklin County Traffic Safety Board

SP Tupper Lake Trooper Michael Federspiel (Traffic Enforcement Award) with Sgt Goetz

SP Tupper Lake Timothy Durkee (Most DWI's) with Sgt Geotz

Tupper Lake Police Chief Eric Proulx accepting Officer Jordan Nason's award (Traffic Enforcement and most DWI's) with Sgt Geotz

Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies Kyle LaChance and Erin Duheme (car seat technicians) with David Werner


Franklin County STOP-DWI assisted Franklin County Traffic Safety at the Karen Torres event at Paul Smith's College last evening. They event was sponsored by Paul Smith's College Campus Safety. The snow was sponsored by mother nature.

 


Congratulations to Casey O'Connor, winner of the Tupper Lake High School S.A.D.D./Franklin County Stop DWI Impaired Driving Prevention Poster Contest (Again). Casey's work was outstanding again this year. Thanks to all who took the time to enter the contest.  Photograph: S.A.D.D. Advisor Wendy Cross, contest winner Casey O'Connor, S.A.D.D. President Sidney Kulzer and Tupper Lake Principal Matt Southwick and Casey O'Connor's winning entry.

 


The NY State STOP-DWI Foundation, Inc., through funding from the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee sponsors regional trainings to benefit local STOP-DWI efforts in New York State. These seminars are free of charge and are designed help STOP-DWI Coordinators and their partners in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, probation, treatment and education to prevent impaired driving.

The most recent training was held in Franklin County on March 15th at Paul Smith’s College and featured Sheriff Michael Lewis of Wicomico County, Maryland who focused on conducting complete traffic stops, officer safety and "winning interdiction". Sheriff Lewis, now in his third term as Wicomico County Sheriff, is a retired Sergeant and 22 year veteran of the Maryland State police who pioneered the Drug Interdiction program along Maryland's notorious U.S. Rte. 13 corridor.

This intense one-day course was designed for veterans and newcomers alike. It focused on the relationship between traffic enforcement, DWI enforcement and criminal enforcement. Specific techniques were covered to assist officers in detecting criminal activity during DWI enforcement and other traffic-related activities. Students received extensive instruction in roadside interviews and hidden compartments to include those vehicles equipped with aftermarket installed false compartments.

This training was attended by over 100 federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers from Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties. We would like to thank all who attended and Sheriff Lewis for sharing his extensive knowledge and for delivering an outstanding training.


“Franklin County STOP-DWI in conjunction with the St. Regis Falls School S.A.D.D. group held an Impaired Driving Prevention Poster Contest in the month of November. The winner was chosen by school staff.  Congratulations to our winner Skylar Ratcliffe. This is Skylar’s second time winning our contest. Her entry was outstanding! Our thanks to all who participated and assisted with the contest.  Skylar received a certificate of excellence and a $50 prize.  This money was donated by the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office from Drug Seizure Funds. ”

  

The Franklin County STOP-DWI Program, in conjunction with the Brushton Moira High School S.A.D.D Chapter, recently held an Impaired Driving Prevention Poster Contest.  This contest ran for the first three weeks of October with a winner being chosen on October 24, 2015.  The winner of the contest was Hannah Schack-Sehlmeyer.  Hannah's poster was placed on the Franklin County STOP-DWI Facebook page and in local newspapers. She was awarded a certificate of excellence and a $50 prize.  The prize money was provided by the Franklin County Acting District Attorney Glenn MacNeill and was taken from drug seizure funds.    Pictured from left to right: Winner Hannah Schack-Sehlmeyer, High School Principal Todd LaPage and S.A.D.D Co-President Ellie Trumble.

  


”Franklin County STOP-DWI participated in the Franklin County Fall Family Fun Fest at the Malone Middle School on Saturday. Thank you to all that stopped by our display and said hello. We had a fun afternoon.”

"Congratulations to Alexis Stephenson, winner of the Franklin County Stop DWI Impaired Driving Prevention Poster Contest at Saranac Lake High School. Thanks to all who took the time to enter the contest. A special thanks to art teacher Jennifer Moore for taking on the project."

 

Poster contest winner Alexis Stephenson with her parents Rick and Eileen Stephenson.  Saranac Lake High School Art Teacher Jennifer Moore, Poster contest winner Alexis Stephenson and Principal Joshua Dann


“Franklin County STOP-DWI assisted the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board at their annual awards recognition breakfast at the Am vet's in Malone on May 21, 2015. Thank you and congratulations to the recipients. We appreciate all of your hard work.”

 

Malone Police Department. (L-R) Officer Brian Miller DWI Enforcement co-winner, Brittany Arcadi Traffic Enforcement winner, Chief Christopher Premo, William Andre' DWI Enforcement co- winner. 

New York State Police Malone. (L-R) Traffic Enforcement winner Tpr. Troy J. Nelson, Station Commander Sgt. Audra Parent, Sgt. Kelly Hermenet, DWI Enforcement winner Tpr.Justin D. Perryman

 

 

Saranac Lake Police Chief Charles Potthast receiving awards for Officer Aaron Donaldson who was awarded both the Traffic Enforcement and DWI award for his department. 

St Regis Mohawk Tribal Police (L-R) Officer Ronald Swamp DWI Enforcement winner, Chief of Police, Taylor Smoke Traffic Enforcement winner

Tupper Lake Police (L-R) Officer Jordan Nason Traffic Enforcement winner, Chief Eric Proulx, Matthew Dana DWI Enforcement winner

 

"Franklin County STOP-DWI assisted Franklin County Traffic Safety Board consultant Dean Fountain with presentations given by Marianne Angelillo at the St. Regis Mohawk Sr. Center, Salmon River High School and at Paul Smith's College for the Franklin County Victim Impact Panel. What a powerful presentation given by a brave and wonderful speaker."

        

 

Franklin County STOP-DWI participated in the Franklin County Traffic Safety's snowmobile checkpoint in the Town of Franklin  and the Town of Tupper Lake over the past two weekends. Also participating in the detail was New York State Forest Rangers & Encon Police, Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Tupper Lake Police and State Police Malone. We area excited to say that no one was found to be intoxicated during our two checkpoints.

  Congratulations to Casey O'Connor, winner of the Tupper Lake High School S.A.D.D./Franklin County Stop DWI Impaired Driving Prevention Poster Contest. Thanks to all who took the time to enter the contest. Your work was outstanding. Once again it was very difficult to pick just one winner.

 

Photograph: Tupper Lake Principal Matt Southwick, contest winner Casey O'Connor, S.A.D.D. President Sidney Kulzer and S.A.D.D. Advisor Wendy Cross