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Yates County, Penn Yan officers recognized for STOP DWI work

The STOP DWI program made an Award of Merit to the four local officers for leading in 2018 DWI arrest numbers and related enforcement activities for their agencies, as well as to the Breath Analysis Officers for leading in the number of chemical tests conducted.

According to Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, the county STOP DWI Coordinator “STOP-DWI stands for Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Impaired, and thee program empowers counties to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and drug related traffic crashes.” The programs is self-sustaining because it does not use taxpayer budget funds, but is funded entirely by Yates County offender fines.

Additionally the program in part funds law enforcement equipment and overtime, district attorney staff, probation dept., school based counselors, rehabilitation programs, prevention advertising, and the victims impact panels and speakers.

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