Morris County Police Departments Cracking Down on Drunk Driving Through Labor Day

By Travis Tormey posted in Drunk Driving (DWI) on Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thumbnail image for Morris County DWI.jpgPolice departments across Morris County are in the middle of an 18-day crackdown on drunk driving.

The initiative began on August 16 and runs through Labor Day. The crackdown involves local and state law enforcement officers, who are conducting sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols as they look for motorists who might be driving while intoxicated.

The crackdown is part of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving through high-visibility enforcement.

Police departments in Chester Township, Denville, Dover, and Parsippany announced their participation in the crackdown. More agencies are expected to participate.

During last year’s crackdown on drunk driving, police made nearly 1,500 arrests statewide.

In New Jersey, the penalties for a DWI conviction are severe. DWI offenses are codified under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. A conviction for first offense DWI can result in a mandatory sentence of up to 30 days in jail.

For more information, see the article entitled “Cops Gearing Up for Drunk-Driving Crackdown through Labor Day.


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