Suffolk County Sheriff's Proactive Impaired Driving Recognition Effort Continues this Holiday Week and Throughout the Summer Season

The Sheriff's Office, working cooperatively with the County Executive and Suffolk County STOP-DWI, has a new effort targeting drivers impaired by drugs and alcohol with a focus on Long Island's East End this summer season.

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Yaphank, NY - July 2, 2015 - Sheriff's Proactive Impaired Driving Recognition Effort (SPIDRE) continues this holiday week and throughout the summer season.

The Sheriff's Office, working cooperatively with the County Executive and Suffolk County STOP-DWI, has a new effort targeting drivers impaired by drugs and alcohol with a focus on Long Island's East End this summer season.

The team is made up of three Deputy Sheriff Drug Recognition Experts (DRE's). During patrols this past weekend, they made five DWI arrests, including one for DWI Drugs and one Leandra Law violation.  They also conducted two DRE evaluations.

Representatives from the Sheriff's Office, the County Executive's Office and the Suffolk County STOP-DWI Unit will be present at an event in Yaphank to discuss the initiative and answer questions from the media.

DATE: Thursday, July 2, 2015

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Sheriff's Office Enforcement Bureau, 360 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, New York