Police cracking down on impaired driving through Labor Day holiday

August 13, 2019 01:53 PM

ALBANY - Officers statewide will be cracking down on impaired driving through Labor Day. That's especially important for one Capital Region family.

The mother and brother of Niko DiNovo spoke Tuesday morning for the announcement of the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign in Albany.


DiNovo died last year from injuries he suffered as a passenger in a car that crashed into Blessing's Tavern in Colonie back in 2016.

Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints, along with more troopers on major highways.

Niko's family urges people to have a plan and be safe if going out drinking so the same thing that happened to Niko doesn't happen to them.

The driver in the crash that ended up claiming Niko's life pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs - and was sentenced to six years in prison.

NewsChannel 13's Kumi Tucker was at Tuesday morning's event. Hear the family's message on our newscasts starting Live at 4 and on


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