stop dwi program

STOP-DWI Program

STOP-DWI Seneca CountySTOP-DWI stands for “Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated”. The STOP-DWI Program was enacted by the State Legislature in 1981 for the purposes of empowering county governments to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes within the context of a comprehensive and financially self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program.

STOP-DWI funding is limited to enhancement programs which reduce the incidence of drunk driving and is supported entirely by the fines paid by people convicted of driving while intoxicated. STOP DWI funding is limited to enhancement programs, which reduce the incidence of drunk driving. Application of DWI fine revenues and fund balance covers the fiscal year program expenses at no cost to local taxpayers.


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