DWI checkpoints regularly conducted to “deter drunk driving”

NORWICH – Stop DWI teamed up with the Chenango County Sheriff's Office and the Norwich Police Department to enforce the agency's crackdown on drinking and/or drugging and driving. Stop DWI, the CCSO and the NPD set up a joint-agency DWI sobriety checkpoint on Rexford St. in the City of Norwich on Dec. 20.

The DWI sobriety checkpoints are funded by the crackdown grants given to the agency by the state. Stop DWI has a two-part solution to drinking and/or drugging and driving: education and enforcement. When education does not deter driving under the influence, enforcement is the last resort.

NPD Assistant Chief Scott Burlison said, “The governor and the state are taking driving under the influence very seriously. If you watch TV, there are commercials advertising against drunk driving and warning the public that law enforcement is cracking down. The checkpoints are part of the campaign to get drunk drivers off the road.”

“So far we have made arrests at every checkpoint,” added Burlison.

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