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Thanksgiving DWI Checkpoints to Prevent Drunk Driving

Throughout Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend, police agencies from around our region will be out in full force.
Throughout Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend, police agencies from around our region will be out in full force.

Last year, nationwide 598 people were killed in traffic related accidents around Thanksgiving. About half of those crashes were alcohol related. Captain Fred Akshar is with the Broome County Sheriff's Office.

"Our message to the people and it has been the same for some time, is just to have a plan. It's very simple. When you're going to go out and enjoy yourself, you come up with a plan, where are we going to go? Who are we going to go with? As part of that plan, we want people to decide on how they are going to get home," said Akshar.

State grant funding helps pay for the additional police patrols.
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