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32 Arrested In Drunken Driving Crackdown In Dutchess

Local authorities made 32 arrests over St. Patrick's Day weekend.
Local authorities made 32 arrests over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Photo Credit: File

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Local authorities made a total of 32 arrests in Dutchess County between March 17 and March 20 during a St. Patrick's Day crackdown .

The arrests included 22 impaired driving arrests as well as 10 other arrests.

“These multi agency enforcement details continue to produce an eye opening number of arrests. St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated across the country. For many it has become synonymous with drinking," Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator William C. Johnson said in a statement. "Unfortunately it has become one of our most deadly holidays due to the number of impaired drivers on the road. The STOP-DWI Crackdown grant enables law enforcement county wide to coordinate patrols focused on identifying and apprehending impaired drivers. Getting drunk drivers off the roads saves lives, and ultimately eliminates the associated injuries and fatalities that are 100% preventable”.

Members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, Town of East Fishkill Police Department, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department, Village of Red Hook Police Department & Village of Millerton Police Department all participated in the enforcement.

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