Genesee County STOP-DWI Program
The Genesee County STOP-DWI Program provides funding to partnering County Departments and community agencies in an effort to execute programs designed to reduce the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol with the ultimate goal to reduce the number of incidents of impaired driving. Funded programs fall into at least one of the following categories: education, public information, enforcement, prosecution, treatment, and adjudication. All funds are derived from fines collected within the County as a result of DWI convictions. The community benefits from this program through stricter enforcement of DWI laws by police agencies resulting in arrests that get drunk drivers off the road and from education programs resulting in more young people rejecting alcohol abuse and making responsible decisions.
The mission of the STOP-DWI Program is to establish a county-wide program to combat the problem of intoxicated drivers in order to make our streets and roads the safest possible by removing drunk drivers through enforcement and preventing drunk driving through education.
STOP-DWI stands for:
"Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated."