Message from the Chief
Joseph A. Sinagra
July 4th is the second-most-deadly holiday period of the year – just behind New Year’s – due to impaired driving. Drunk driving is a serious crime. If you're caught we'll place you under arrest. No exceptions. No excuses. Much of the tragedy that comes from impaired-driving related crashes could be prevented if everyone would take a few simple precautions before going out to party this Fourth of July.
Always follow these tips for a safer July 4th celebration:
- Whenever you plan on using alcohol, designate your sober driver before going out and give that person your keys;
- If you’re impaired, call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely;
- Promptly report drunk drivers you see on the roadways to law enforcement;
- Wearing your safety belt or using protective gear on your motorcycle is your best defense against an impaired driver;
- And remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
- The Saugerties Police will be working with several other local police agencies during the Months of July and August establishing DWI Check Points – Please Don’t make us do our job !!
Reminder that on Sunday, July 10th, once again our village streets; Main & Partition are shut down to traffic and filled with over 500 cars that sure do bring back the memories. Non-stop live entertainment and a cause that hit home for all of us, brought over 10,000 people to Saugerties last year. Spectator admission is always free to the public. All of the village shops and restaurants are open for business. Fifty trophies are awarded to the best of the best! It's a fun day for kids of all ages. Hope to see you there.
Our Village Beach is now open, remember swimming is only permitted when life guards are on duty ! Please be safe and enjoy, remember to keep an eye and close hands on the little ones !!