The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with local law enforcement and community partners, held a press conference at DeCrescente Distributing Company in Mechanicville on Thursday, June 28, to kick off their 2018 July 4th STOP-DWI campaign throughout Saratoga County.

“During the week of July 4th, local law enforcement will be out in force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, to deter impaired driving and ensure the safety of our roadways,” said Sheriff Michael H. Zurlo. “Motorists are reminded that driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher will put them over the limit and under arrest.”

In an effort to keep the roads safe this July 4th weekend, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with DeCrescente Distributing Company and Uber to offer a discounted safe ride home. Those looking to access the service can enter the promo code “JULY4UBER” in their Uber app to receive $5 off a ride home. To qualify for this promotion, travel must take place in the Capital Region between the hours of 9 p.m. on July 29, and 3 a.m. on July 1. This offer code is valid once per rider while supplies last.

“There is never an excuse to get behind the wheel after drinking this holiday weekend, or any day of the year,” said Danielle Filson, Uber spokesperson. “We urge residents and visitors in the Capital Region to plan ahead and coordinate how you, your family and friends will get to and from the July 4th festivities.”

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About Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office
Led by Sheriff Michael H. Zurlo (R,C,I) the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, with more than 270 personnel, provides law-enforcement protection and community services across Saratoga County, an area that covers more than 815 square miles. For more information visit:

About DeCrescente Distributing Company
DeCrescente Distributing Company (DDC) is a fourth-generation beverage distributor, family-owned and operated since 1948. DDC takes great pride in its employees, customer service and community involvement. Most notably, DDC was awarded Best Places to Work in the Capital Region for eight consecutive years and employs more than 400 people. Some of the company’s brands include Polar, Snapple, Saratoga Water, MillerCoors, Boston Beer Co., New Belgium, Heineken, Corona, Yuengling, FX Matt Brewing Company, and Guinness. DDC also distributes a unique variety of local craft beers as well as wine and spirits. Some of the local favorites include Artisanal Brew Works, Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing, Druthers Brewing, Upstate Distilling, Saratoga Winery, and Saratoga Courage Distillery. For more information, please visit

About Uber
Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Eight years and more than five billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.