Results announced for STOP-DWI Designated Driver Initiative
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Albany County Sheriff's Office says its efforts to make roads safer this Labor Day weekend paid off.
The results of the STOP-DWI Designated Driver Initiative have been released. The patrols ended Tuesday with 17 alcohol related arrests.
Police set up checkpoints around the area and made 599 traffic stops.
Taxi cab vouchers were given out for those who needed help getting home safely. Free beverages were also provided to designated drivers.
Sheriff Craig Apple said, "We set up a designated driver booth. With that, we give them a bracelet and non-alcoholic beverages. We have their guarantee that we will give them water, soda, all night - you be the designated driver."
There were also four alcohol-related crashes and 28 designated drivers.