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The Village of Whitehall is no stranger to heavy traffic, being the main gateway between the Rutland, VT area and New York.  NY State / US Routes 4 and 22 run through the Village of Whitehall and bring with them, thousands of travelers daily. 
 
The Whitehall Police Department places a heavy emphasis on Traffic Enforcement and the Detection and Prosecution of those Driving While Intoxicated.  We strictly adhere to the Traffic Enforcement campaigns in New York State and all across the United States - "Click It or Ticket", "Stop DWI", "Operation Safe Stop", "Phone in one hand, Ticket in the other", and "Drunk Driving, over the limit, under arrest".

BUCKLE UP NY & CLICK IT OR TICKET
 
It is New York State law that ever driver and front seat occupant in NYS wear an approved seat belt at all times while the vehicle is in operation. Rear seat passengers age 16 & under, must also wear an approved seat belt at all times. We place a heavy enforcement emphasis on Seat Belt violations. Seat belts, save lives.

SPEED ENFORCEMENT
 
All Patrol Units are equipped with Doppler Radar units to assist in the detection and confirmation of the speed of a Vehicle.  The Village has four separate speed zones in different locations in the Village, the limits range from 25 MPH to 55 MPH, and each zone is strictly enforced.  Increased Speed drastically raises the safety risk to all of those surrounding the speeding vehicle.  So please, SLOW DOWN.

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Buckle Up!

Over the limit... UNDER ARREST.

Are you over the limit, click here to estimate your BAC.

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STOP DWI
 
The STOP-DWI Program is a funding agency providing funds to County Departments and community agencies to implement programs designed to reduce the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol which eventually results in reducing the incidents of driving while intoxicated. Programs funded fall into the categories of education, public information, enforcement, prosecution, treatment, and adjudication. All funds are derived from fines collected from within the County from DWI convictions. The community benefits from this program through stricter enforcement of DWI laws by police agencies resulting in arrests that get drunk drivers off the road and from education programs resulting in more young people re-jecting alcohol abuse and making responsible decisions. The Whitehall Police Department receives its funding from the Washington County Sheriff's Office STOP DWI Program.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Log record ID: 12/10/05 17:20:19

 

 

The Facts about Alcohol & Driving


Q. What is BAC?
A. BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION (BAC) is
The % of alcohol in a person's bloodstream.



A Drink is a Drink
Each of the following contains the same amount of alcohol

  • 12-oz. can of beer at 5% alcohol
  • 5-oz. glass of wine at 12% alcohol
  • 1.5-oz. of 80-proof liquor at 40% alcohol
  • 12-oz. wine cooler at 5% alcohol


DRIVERS AT .08 BAC ARE FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY TO CAUSE A CRASH THAN .00 DRIVERS

IN 2001 THERE WERE 315 DRINKING AND DRIVING DEATHS IN NEW YORK STATE.

NATIONALLY, THREE OUT OF TEN PEOPLE WILL BE IN AN ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASH DURING THEIR LIFETIMES.

 

The Penalties

AGGRAVATED DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
A-DWI (.18 and higher Blood Alcohol Content [BAC])

CONVICTION

FINE ONLY*

JAIL SENTENCE

LICENSE ACTION**

1st Offense
(Misdemeanor)

Minimum $1,000
Maximum $2,500

Up to 1 Year

Minimum 1-year revocation

2nd Offense
Within 5 years
(Class E Felony)

Minimum $1,000
Maximum $5,000

Up to 4 Years; minimum 5 days jail or 30 days of community service

Minimum 18-month revocation

3rd Offense or more
Within 10 years
(Class D Felony)

Minimum $2,000
Maximum $10,000

Up to 7 Years; minimum 10 days jail or 60 days of community service

Minimum 18-month revocation**

 

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
DWI (.08 and higher Blood Alcohol Content [BAC] or other evidence of intoxication)
or
DRIVING WHILE ABILITY IMPAIRED BY A DRUG
DWI-Drug

CONVICTION

FINE ONLY*

JAIL SENTENCE

LICENSE ACTION**

1st Offense
(Misdemeanor)

Minimum $500
Maximum $1,000

Up to 1 Year

Minimum 6-Month Revocation

2nd Offense
Within 10 years
(Class E Felony)

Minimum $1,000
Maximum $5,000

Up to 4 Years; minimum 5 days jail or 30 days of community service

Minimum 1-Year Revocation, plus ignition interlock and alcohol assessment

3rd Offense or more
Within 5 years
(Class D Felony)

Minimum $2,000
Maximum $10,000

Up to 7 Years; minimum 10 days jail or 60 days of community service

Minimum 1-Year Revocation, plus ignition interlock and alcohol assessment

2nd Offense
Within 10 years
(Class E Felony)

Minimum $1,000
Maximum $5,000

Up to 4 Years

Minimum 1-Year Revocation

3rd Offense or more
Within 10 years
(Class D Felony)

Minimum $2,000
Maximum $10,000

Up to 7 Years

Minimum 1-Year Revocation

 

DRIVING WHILE ABILITY IMPAIRED BY A COMBINATION OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS
DWAI-Combination

CONVICTION

FINE ONLY*

JAIL SENTENCE

LICENSE ACTION**

1st Offense
(Misdemeanor)

Minimum $500
Maximum $1,000

Up to 1 Year

Minimum 6-Month Revocation

2nd Offense
Within 5 years
(E Felony)

Minimum $1,000
Maximum $5,000

Up to 4 Years

Minimum 1-Year Revocation

3rd Offense
Within 10 years
(D Felony)

Minimum $1,000
Maximum $5,000

Up to 7 Years

Minimum 18-Month Revocation**

 

DRIVING WHILE ABILITY IMPAIRED BY ALCOHOL
DWAI (more than .05 up to .07 Blood Alcohol Content [BAC])

CONVICTION

FINE ONLY*

JAIL SENTENCE

LICENSE ACTION**

1st Offense
(Traffic Infraction)

Minimum $300
Maximum $500

Up to 15 Days

90-Day Suspension

2nd Offense
Within 5 years
(Traffic Infraction)

Minimum $500
Maximum $750

Up to 30 Days

Minimum 6-Month Revocation

3rd Offense
Within 10 years
(Misdemeanor)

Minimum $750
Maximum $1,500

Up to 180 Days

Minimum 1-Year Revocation
if current violation occurred within 5 years of previous violation**

 

ZERO TOLERANCE
Drivers Under 21 (DMV administrative finding of .02 to .07 Blood Alcohol Content [BAC])

 

CIVIL PENALTY

LICENSE ACTION

ADDED FEE

1st Offense

Minimum $125

6-Month Suspension

$100 Suspension Termination Fee

2nd Offense

Minimum $125

1-Year Revocation or until age 21, whichever is longer

$100 Re-Application Fee

* Conviction fine only. Does not include mandatory conviction surcharge or crime victims assistance fee.

** For license revocations, the Department of Motor Vehicles determines when your license can be returned. Its return or reinstatement, based on state law or regulation, is not automatic. You must reapply for your license and may have to take a test. Three or more alcohol or drug-related offenses with 10 years can result in a permanent revocation, with a waiver request permitted after at least five years.

Mandatory Screening - If you are charged with or convicted of certain alcohol-related offenses, the courts will order alcohol screening and/or alcohol evaluation, prior to sentencing.

The Solutions

1.) Never let a friend drive Drunk. Drive them home, call them a cab, or ask them to stay overnight, but don't let them get behind the wheel.

2.) Know when to stop drinking. For most, two drinks within an hour are the most you can safely drink without risking a DWAI or DWI arrest.
But remember, even two drinks can affect your judgment.

3.) Think ahead, choose a designated driver. You can have a great time without chancing a crash or arrest and everyone will feel better knowing they will get home safely.

4.) Always wear your safety belt. All drivers, front seat passengers, and children to the age of ten must wear safety belts while traveling on New York's roadways. Also, children from birth to the age of four must be seated in a federally approved safety seat.

It saves lives. It's the Law
Change the way you think.

Don't Drink and Drive.

 

 

*Information according to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website.

 

 

 

 

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Whitehall Police Department
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Non-Emergency Phone (518)499-1316
Fax (518)499-3570
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