STOP DWI Program


Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty

STOP-DWI Coordinator, Livingston County



  • Reduce the number of persons killed or injured in alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes
  • To promote DWI prevention as a public priority
  • Coordinate local efforts in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Probation, Rehabilitation, Public Information, Education, and Administration.


STOP-DWI stands for “Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated”.

The STOP-DWI Program was created by the State Legislature in 1981

Empowers counties to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug related traffic crashes.
The Program functions as a financially self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program.

In Livingston County, STOP-DWI efforts are partially funded from fines paid by convicted drunken drivers. County tax dollars are also used towards program funding.

Best in Country

New York State is recognized nationally as a leader in traffic safety and in particular for continual progress in reducing alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and fatalities.

New York’s STOP-DWI program is the Nations’ first and, to date, only self-sustaining impaired driving program. Other States have implemented components of self-sufficiency, but none to the degree of New York State.

Livingston County

Local and state law enforcement partners in the Livingston County STOP-DWI program include:

  • Avon Police Department
  • Caledonia Police Department
  • Dansville Police Department
  • Geneseo Police Department
  • Livingston County Sheriff's Office
  • Mt. Morris Police Department
  • New York State Police
  • Nunda Police Department
  • University Police Department