2017 News Archives

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) held its inaugural Victims Candlelight Vigil with a special “Safety Tree” dedication on Thursday, November 16th to honor the memories of Dutchess County victims of intoxicated driving crashes.

The New York State STOP-DWI Association held their annual meeting on October 16th, 2017 at the Highway Safety Symposium in Niagara Falls, NY.  Christina M. Hale, Orange County STOP-DWI Administrator and Chairperson since 2013 was honored for 25 years of service and dedication to the Association.

The New York State STOP-DWI Association held their annual meeting on October 16th, 2017 at the Highway Safety Symposium in Niagara Falls, NY. 

Elections were held and congratulations are in order for the  following individuals who will be taking office on January 1, 2018:

We posthumously recognize Doris Aiken for over 35 years of dedication to preventing impaired driving.   Founder of Remove Intoxicated Drivers, a true pioneer, advocate and “pit bull” champion for victims and families affected by impaired drivers; she will forever be remembered because she truly made a difference!

The Lewis Henry Morgan Institute’s One Second Exhibit Series explores the stories of crash victims across New York State. These forensic-style exhibits focus on high-risk factors such as: the combination of driving and alcohol and/or drug use, excessive speed, and distractions, such as phone use and texting while driving.

The trajectory of Kevin Thompson’s life took a solid turn the day he got his driver’s license. On the way home from passing the test, with his father buckled beside him in the passenger’s seat, Thompson witnessed a devastating, fatal accident.

Annual New York State STOP-DWI and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Recognition Awards Banquet 


The 33rd  ENFORCEMENT/PROSECUTION CONFERENCE will be held on  April 27, 2017, 8:00AM to 2:30PM at Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor, NY

3rd annual game between our Team Stop DWI and the team from Saratoga County Law Enforcement as part of the Adirondack

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.

The Daniel Barkley Showcase was held on January 13-14 at Alfred University.  This is a showcase of high school basketball teams from Allegany and Steuben Counties playing against each other.  A revolving trophy is presented with the name of the winning county.  A large part of the showcase is local agencies presenting drug/alcohol educational information to students and the general public.  Sho

On July 19, 2015, Amy Stock was killed by a drunk driver.  Amy's sister, Eileen Anania, an Otsego County resident, worked with the Otsego County Sheriff and STOP-DWI to bring the demolished car to the county where she lives.  In an effort to preserve the car, tell Amy's story and educate the public on the dangers of drinking and driving the STOP-DWI Amy Stock Memorial was created.