CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. -- For years now, the Ontario County Stop DWI Committee has remembered victims of drunk driving crashes with memorials. Until this year that meant a simple stick, with a ribbon and a name.
Victims are now remembered with a personalized monument, made by students at Finger Lakes Technical Center.
"Just seeing there was so many lives taken from it, it's pretty crazy, and knowing that's had such an impact and we can help out," said Tyler English, a student,
The steel markers, 167 of them representing victims in Ontario County alone, were laid out in rows outside the courthouse, where they'll stand all week.
"I hope the impact will touch them and make them think," said instructor Dan Bradley. "You hear the old cliché think before you drink, but to have that sink in with true meaning."
"I get choked up," said Sue Cirencione of Ontario County STOP DWI. "Although we've made great strides, we have so much more work to do. We want the number to be zero. We don't want to add to this garden and that's our hope."