With Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of the summer driving season here, local and county police in Putnam County are teaming up in an effort to curtail impaired drivers in the region.
Beginning on Friday, May 25, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Carmel Police Department and Kent Police Department will be participating in a special enforcement detail targeting drunk or impaired drivers. The detail will conclude on Tuesday, May 29.
According to police, “Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and marks the official start of summer. New York State Police, County Sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths.
“The STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the STOP-DWI Foundation courtesy of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets the 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday Season, Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick’s Day."
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