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December 12, 2012

Police set for annual holiday crackdown

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County STOP-DWI Program will participate in a statewide High-Visibility DWI Crackdown Campaign to promote public awareness during the holiday season.

The crackdown by numerous law-enforcement agencies is scheduled to run from today to Dec. 31 “to combat against the needless tragedies of driving while intoxicated or impaired,” the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

While people will be celebrating the holiday season, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Clinton County District Attorney’s Office, Plattsburgh City Police Department, Plattsburgh University Police Department, New York State Police and New York State Park Police will be working together in stepped-up patrols.

“Remember, designated drivers save lives and drunk drivers destroy lives,” Sgt. Frank J. Mercier, Clinton County Stop DWI coordinator, said in a release.

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