Ontario County leads NYS in DWI conviction rate | News
For the twenty-seventh time in the past 28 years, Ontario County had the highest DWI conviction rate in New York State at 92.4%.
In 2011, there were 391 DWI convictions and 32 DWAI convictions in Ontario County.
The next highest county was Wayne County at 78.3%. Yates and Seneca Counties were listed in the top five while Monroe County had a 62.8% conviction rate.
Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo says the County’s success is due to the combination of a policy against plea-bargaining, a well-trained and dedicated group of police officers who take DWI very seriously and several assistant district attorneys who specialize in DWI prosecutions.