Press Release - 08-10-2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE WARNS OF SPIKE IN IMPAIRED DRIVING CRASHES AND ANNOUNCES ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN
DIX HILLS, NY - The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) will highlight the dangers of impaired driving in advance of the statewide STOP-DWI "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. GTSC, law enforcement, and Suffolk County Police Officer Timothy Thrane will urge responsible driving in the wake of a recent spike of impaired driving crashes. Officer Thrane suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by an impaired driver in a chain reaction crash while on duty.
When: Friday, August 12, 2022
10 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
Where: New York State Welcome Center
5100 Long Island Expressway
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Who: Christian Jackstadt, Executive Deputy Commissioner for New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Gerard Hardy, Chief of Patrol for the Suffolk County Police Department
Timothy Thrane, Suffolk County Police Officer