Police agencies in Jefferson County will participate in a crackdown on impaired driving that coincides with St. Patricks Day weekend.
The enforcement effort, which runs from Friday to Tuesday, is part of a statewide STOP-DWI program designed to reduce the number of injuries and death resulting from impaired driving.
Jefferson County STOP-DWI will be working with the countys Sheriff Department, state police, state park police and the Watertown Police Department in attempts to protect motorists over the weekend, which is historically a deadly period for impaired driving.
There will be no warnings, Rick C. Barrisford, the countys STOP-DWI coordinator, said in a statement. Our message is simple: Dont drive impaired by alcohol or drugs.
The funding for the crackdown was provided by the state STOP-DWI Foundation through a grant from the governors offices Traffic Safety Committee via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.