The Hudson Police Department issued the following press release this afternoon.
Alcohol is a leading cause of traffic fatalities. Drinking and driving kills 28 people a day in the U.S.--about one person every 52 minutes--according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That is more than 10,000 lives lives each year to drunk driving.
In response to this very important public safety concern, the Hudson Police Department will perform "High Visibility Enforcement" over the Fourth of July holiday. Working in concert will all local police agencies and supported by Columbia County Stop DWI, our police officers will be conducting stationary checkpoints and mobile DWI enforcement patrols. Increased enforcement will take place between July 1 and 5, 2022.
The purpose of this announced enforcement period is to raise public awareness, educate motorists, and ultimately make our roads safer.