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Our Mission

The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s mission is to deter alcohol- and drug-impaired driving through enhanced enforcement, prosecution, rehabilitation and education services. 

State legislation permits each county to establish a STOP-DWI Program which allows the county to receive all fines collected for alcohol- and drug-related traffic offenses occurring in its jurisdiction.  The STOP-DWI Program is funded by this fine revenue, not tax dollars.  In order to receive the fine money, a county must have a comprehensive , state-approved STOP-DWI plan in place.

The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program remains under the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development, and continues to be a comprehensive, effective program and a viable community resource.