John Gallo, STOP-DWI Coordinator
401 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518-828-0052
Fax: 518-828-7213
Email: stopdwi@columbiacountyny.com


High Visibility Enforcement  November 11 - Noember 26

Thanksgiving, let's prioritize safety on the roads. Join us for a day of gratitude, good food, and warm company. #ThanksgivingSafety #GratefulHearts 



STOP-DWI New York has followed the “General Deterrence Model” in developing the foundation for our programs that are a statewide success.  The General Deterrence Model is best described as a method to get people not to do something.  The necessary prongs include:


Victim Impact Panel

For 2024 the Victim's Impact Panel will be held at the Columbia Greene Community College located at Columbia Greene Community College located at 4400 NY-23, Hudson, NY 12534, in the Professional Academic Center (PAC) ROOM 706. All panel attendees should park in A & B parking lot. 

Prior to attendance you must be scheduled by the court or make an appointment with this office. 

Attendees should arrive by 6:00 PM, Class begins PROMPTLY at 6:30 PM, and No one will be allowed in after 6:30 PM. 

See Victim Impact Panel page for dates and information.

Victim Impact Panel 

Ichabod Crane High School Mock Car crash 

for prom season

2022 Holiday Season Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with the law enforcement community nationwide during the 2022 holiday season Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement impaired driving campaign, which runs from December 16, 2022, through January 1, 2023. NHTSA and Columbia County Law Enforcement are working tirelessly to spread the word about the dangers of drunk driving and to remind all drivers: If you plan to drink alcohol, plan ahead for a sober ride home.

Drunk Driving: The Sobering Statistics


The Cost of Drunk Driving

Plan for a Safe Celebration

Always remember to plan ahead when you will be celebrating with alcohol. If you plan to drink, make arrangements for a sober driver to take you home. Before you start celebrating this holiday season, look over these safety tips to keep you, your loved ones, and everyone else safe on the road.

For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over/holiday-season.