Drop in DWIs connected to ride sharing

Posted at 1:13 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 13:28:12-04

New numbers show Erie County DWI arrests have declined six percent through the first half of this year compared to 2017.

During the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 - the year since the debut of ride sharing in Erie County - DWI arrests countywide have dropped by nearly two percent.  

"The decline in DWI numbers is good news for all county residents but still leaves room for improvement, and I thank STOP-DWI Office Director John Sullivan and our partners in law enforcement for their continuing vigilance and dedication to keeping our roads safer," said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.

"We continue to see a decline in the number of DWI Arrests which is a result of strict enforcement, prosecution and public awareness regarding the dangers and consequences of driving while intoxicated," said Central Police Services Commissioner James Jancewicz. "We will continue to strongly encourage motorists who are celebrating to plan ahead for a safe ride home."


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