NJ police departments, including police in Morris County, will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of a campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
Although the statewide program to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving won’t officially begin until December 6, some local police departments in Morris County, such as 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.
Earlier this year, the program was 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 issue 321 speeding tickets.
The goal of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is to educate drivers and encourage prevention of drunk driving.
To learn more, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Cops Increasing DWI Patrols, Checkpoints Starting Thanksgiving Weekend.”