“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Begins Thanksgiving Weekend, Morris County NJ Police Plan DWI Checkpoints
By Travis Tormey posted in Drunk Driving (DWI) on Thursday, November 28, 2013
Local police departments across New Jersey, including police in Morris County, will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of a campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
The annual program begins Thanksgiving weekend as part of a statewide effort to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving through highly visible enforcement.
Many local police departments in Morris County, including Lincoln Park and Morris Township, will be increasing DWI patrols and checkpoints this Thanksgiving weekend. Other local police departments, including those in Denville and Randolph, will be increasing roving saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.
In 2012, 29 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey involved a driver who had consumed alcohol. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign seeks to prevent these kinds of accidents. The program is funded by a grant from the NJ Division of Highway Safety, which helps local law enforcement organize and run the campaign.
The program has already been a huge success in Morris County. During a two-week period in August, the campaign helped police officers in Morris County make 96 DWI arrests and 87 drug arrests.
For more information, access the NJ.com article entitled “Cops Increasing DWI Patrols, Checkpoints Starting Thanksgiving Weekend.”