Columbia County STOP-DWI, Columbia County Sheriff and Columbia County District Attorney join together with a safety message to keep you alive!  Have a Plan - Don't Drink and Drive.

Congratulations to Dr. Denis Foley recipient of the William T. Smith Award:

On 10/17/14, the Ontario County STOP-DWI program hosted a booking signing of Marianne Angelillo’ s book, “Sharing My Stones” to kick off National Teen Driver Safety Week and Red Ribbon Week.  In attendance were Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, Ontario County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Jack Marren, Ontario County Youth Bureau representative Kari Wilferth and STOP-DWI Administrator

Several years ago the New York State STOP-DWI Association, Inc. launched the “STOP-DWI Crackdown Weekends.” The theory behind this initiative is that by better coordinating and promoting county efforts we can achieve greater visibility of DWI enforcement activities in New York State.

As part of the two-month project, the teens participated in interactive seminars about the facts, choices and consequences of DWI, which included  drunk driving simulations and  a talk by a DWI offender. The students were profoundly influenced by his story, and incorporated into the mural a representation of the Phoenix he had a tattoo on his arm, representing his fall and recovery. 

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Troopers issued more than 46,000 tickets to drivers during a crackdown that ended Monday and focused on drunken driving and speeding.

During the national "Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, which ran from Aug. 15 through Monday, troopers issued 46,584 tickets, the New York State Police said.

This vehicle will be used as a mobile and static display to stimulate conversation a

The New York Highway Safety Symposium attracts more than 350 professionals from local, state, federal and private agencies who are involved in the effort to reduce deaths and injuries related to traffic crashes.

We are proud to announce that this year’s New York Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium will offer one CASAC credit for each of the following workshops:


Keynote:  High in Plain Sight, Officer Jermaine Galloway

                    The New Drug Trend of “Dabbing”, Officer Jermaine Galloway

Law enforcement and family members offered support of Sierra’s Law. Four year old Sierra Gore’s illicit drug crash is part of the exhibit. Representatives from Law Enforcement as Sheriff Craig D, Apple Sr. and ADA Karen –Edelman Reyes share their experiences. STOP –DWI NY Counsel Christopher Cernik related why NYS needs up to date Drug Driving laws.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.

Albany, NY (August 1, 2014)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation creating Vince’s Law, an amendment to current law that extends the time frame in which multiple DWIs can be considered to automatically invoke a felony.