DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
Governor George Pataki recently signed a bill into law that makes it a violation of
Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192(2) for a person to operate a motor vehicle while
such person has .08 per centum or more by weight of alcohol in such person's blood.
THIS NEW STANDARD TOOK EFFECT JULY 1, 2003
This new standard is in response to extensive research conducted by the National Highway Safety Institute into the significant increases in automobile accidents where the driver is under the influence of what was once thought to be only minor levels of alcohol. For a detailed document on these findings check out the website for the
NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY INSTITUTE
Most police agencies in New York State participate in the Safe and Sober Campaigns that are run throughout our state on a random basis. The West Seneca Police participate in these campaigns and vigorously enforce the Vehicle and Traffic Laws of the State of New York.