Twenty-five individuals were arrested as part of the Nassau County Police Department’s STOP-DWI Holiday Enforcement Initiative, Department Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey announced.
The arrests were made between 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 8 a.m. on Nov. 26. Individuals who were arrested were charged with driving while ability impaired, stemming from either alcohol use, drug use, or both.
STOP-DWI is an acronym which stands for Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated. The state-wide program began in January of 2009 and has had several date-targeted initiatives, including the Super Bowl, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and Halloween.
“DWI enforcement has and will continue to be one of my administration’s top priorities,” Mulvey said, prior to the program’s Labor Day initiative. “The Nassau County Police Department has personally experienced the devastation DWI related crashes cause on our roadways… This initiative is another opportunity for us to demonstrate and educate the public on the dangers associated with DWI operation on our roadways.”