It's National Drugged and Drunk Driving Prevention Month and a motorcade was held Saturday morning to raise awareness on the issue.
Police cars, fire trucks and ambulances moved through downtown Rochester to honor the victims of DWI. Their family members are encouraged to attend the annual event.
"My son was killed by a drunk driver in 2007 by out of all people a pharmaceutical doctor going the wrong way on 590,” said Henry Rivera of Rochester Against Intoxicated Driving. “It's been 11 years and it's been trying each and every day. I employ everyone out there to do the right thing -- like the DA said, 'there's a choice.' It's your choice."
The event is part of the national “Lights On for Life” campaign. All month, drivers are encouraged to drive with their lights on to recognize the dangers of impaired driving.
Last year, more than 2,500 people were arrested for the crime in Monroe County alone.