STOP-DWI

Mission Statement

The mission of the STOP-DWI Program is to improve the quality of life of the residents and visitors in Warren County by developing and coordinating a comprehensive DWI counter-measure program to deter the incidence of drunk driving and the occurrence of alcohol related traffic injuries and fatalities.

Description

STOP-DWI stands for "Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated". The STOP-DWI Program was enacted by the State Legislature in 1981 for the purposes of empowering county governments to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes within the context of a comprehensive and financially self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program. Pursuant to Article 43-A Section 1197 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, the Warren County STOP-DWI Program develops and coordinates a comprehensive DWI countermeasures program - that places a priority on general deterrence - the prevention of drunk driving through the increased certainty of arrest and conviction.

Funding

STOP-DWI funding is limited to enhancement programs which reduce the incidence of drunk driving. The program is supported entirely by the fines paid by people convicted of driving while intoxicated and from monthly supervision fees paid by people serving a sentence of probation as a result of their DWI conviction. Application of DWI fine revenues and DWI Probation Supervision fees cover program expenses at no cost to local taxpayers.

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