Local law enforcement agencies in Dutchess County participated in this.

Everybody knows that St. Patrick's Day is a huge drinking holiday. Around that time, to help make sure everyone was safe, the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office announced that they would be conducting a special DWI crackdown. The special effort that included multiple agencies started on March 16th and it went until March 20th.

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MattGush from Getty Images/Canva

What is the goal of campaigns like this?

Law enforcement officials came together to try to cut down on the number of impaired drivers on the roadways during that time. This was funded with help from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation.

How many people?

According to a press release by the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, 21 people were charged with driving while impaired/intoxicated during their campaign. Residents were warned that there was going to be a crackdown and to be extra cautious while out celebrating.


Just a reminder, all people arrested and charged allegedly committed the crime and are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Remember, even when it's not a big drinking holiday, always be careful when you go out drinking. If you plan on drinking a lot, plan ahead and have a ride ready to come and pick you up. Lecture over, have fun out there, and enjoy.

Ugh, this is always hard to talk about. More law enforcement news and local officials could use your help, here is a list of children that are missing in the state and some of the most wanted criminals.

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Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 04/01/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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