The first phase of Oneida County's new Stop DWI campaign is underway.

Billboards are being put up throughout the county focusing on the legal consequences of drinking and driving.

County Executive Anthony Picente says drunk driving remains an ongoing problem.

Picente says a big aspect of the program continues to be public awareness and information.

The Stop DWI campaign will also include promotional handout materials and public service announcements.

This year, there have been 355 DWI-related arrests and four fatalities in the county.

 

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX