"No Empty Chair” Teen Driving Safety Campaign – April 23 - 27, 2018   Each year thousands of high school students across New York State look forward to attending their prom and graduation ceremony. For parents, siblings, educators and the community, these memorable moments become tarnished when a child dies in a car crash.

The time has come to submit nominations for the Annual STOP-DWI MADD Statewide Awards Banquet.  Awards are presented in three categories:  Law Enforcement Officer Award is presented to any Law Enforcement Officer who was actively on a Police Agency roster during the year 2017. The Law Enforcement Agency Award is presented to any Law Enforcement Agency in New York State.

Lt. Robert Richards, Vice Chair of the NYS STOP-DWI Association, spoke to Sheriff's across New York State at the New York State Sheriff's Association 2018 Winter Training Conference held at the Desmond in Albany. Lt. Richards spoke about NYS STOP-DWI program and how we can assist them.

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) held its inaugural Victims Candlelight Vigil with a special “Safety Tree” dedication on Thursday, November 16th to honor the memories of Dutchess County victims of intoxicated driving crashes.

The New York State STOP-DWI Association held their annual meeting on October 16th, 2017 at the Highway Safety Symposium in Niagara Falls, NY.  Christina M. Hale, Orange County STOP-DWI Administrator and Chairperson since 2013 was honored for 25 years of service and dedication to the Association.

The New York State STOP-DWI Association held their annual meeting on October 16th, 2017 at the Highway Safety Symposium in Niagara Falls, NY. 

Elections were held and congratulations are in order for the  following individuals who will be taking office on January 1, 2018:

We posthumously recognize Doris Aiken for over 35 years of dedication to preventing impaired driving.   Founder of Remove Intoxicated Drivers, a true pioneer, advocate and “pit bull” champion for victims and families affected by impaired drivers; she will forever be remembered because she truly made a difference!

The Lewis Henry Morgan Institute’s One Second Exhibit Series explores the stories of crash victims across New York State. These forensic-style exhibits focus on high-risk factors such as: the combination of driving and alcohol and/or drug use, excessive speed, and distractions, such as phone use and texting while driving.

The trajectory of Kevin Thompson’s life took a solid turn the day he got his driver’s license. On the way home from passing the test, with his father buckled beside him in the passenger’s seat, Thompson witnessed a devastating, fatal accident.

Annual New York State STOP-DWI and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Recognition Awards Banquet 


The 33rd  ENFORCEMENT/PROSECUTION CONFERENCE will be held on  April 27, 2017, 8:00AM to 2:30PM at Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor, NY

3rd annual game between our Team Stop DWI and the team from Saratoga County Law Enforcement as part of the Adirondack