Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the Stop-DWI Crackdown for the 4th of July holiday runs through July 8 countywide.
The campaign is linked with other law enforcement initiatives done at key times of the year, and is promoted under a county and statewide umbrella.
Stop-DWI crackdowns are locally driven programs with all Wayne County law enforcement agencies participating and working together. Police departments, state police and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office coordinate awareness, education and enforcement activities.
Research demonstrates that highly visible, publicized efforts like the “Stop-DWI July 4th Day and Weekend Campaign” can further reduce the occurrence of DWI.
The Stop-DWI Foundation created Have a Plan, a free mobile app for smartphones to help find safe rides home. Visit stopdwi.org/mobileapp for information.
Future Stop-DWI crackdowns include Labor Day weekend. Do not drink and drive.