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Putnam to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI JULY 4th

“High Visibility Engagement Campaign”
 STOP-DWI Impaired Driving High Visibility Engagement Campaign runs from 7/1 through 7/5/22 

Putnam County Sheriff Kevin McConville, Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Anthony Hoffmann and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens announced today that Putnam County police agencies and STOP-DWI Coordinators will participate in special efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.
 
The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign will start on July 1, 2022, and will end on July 5, 2022. The Fourth of July extended weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving.
 
Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. The fact is this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to impaired-driving crashes.
 
The STOP-DWI July 4th High Visibility Engagement Campaign is one of many statewide initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.  The Statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign also targets Memorial Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday Season, Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick’s Day.
 
Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.
 
You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan!  Download the mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp  Impaired driving is completely preventable.  All it takes is a little planning.

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