Wall Township, N.J. — DWI’s beware as State Police will be checking for drunken drivers at the entrance of Garden State Parkway.
On Wednesday, troopers will be stationed the northward Exit 98 in Wall Township; this will be reason for motorists delay as the police will be looking for signs of impairment.
Police records showed that for the past three years, 25 alcohol-involved crashes occurred along the parkway in the midst of mileposts Nos. 98 to 115 that involved five fatalities. They have also made more than 1,000 arrests of intoxicated drivers in the same area from 2012 to September 2014.
To step-up drive against drunken drivers, state police will be holding a sobriety checkpoint Wednesday along the Garden State Parkway.
State police warned motorist to expect delays while this initiative is being conducted. Enhanced enforcement of DWI on the Garden State Parkway will be a deterrent for people take the wheel after having too much to drink.
Another initiate to minimize drunken driving starting Dec. 5 in Hackettown. According to the police, they will be will be going after drunken drivers as part of the statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” that coincides with the holiday season.
The campaign will continue until Jan. 2 where law enforcement officials from local and state agencies will operate intensity patrols and sobriety check for drivers who are impaired.
The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness on the risk of drinking while driving by combining high-visibility enforcement and public education. Sgt. Darren Tynan of Hackettstown’s Sgt. Darren Tynan said that this critical law enforcement program is launched to save lives during a season of the year when impaired driving is traditionally increased by nearly 10%. This initiative impacts on the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them.
Law enforcement agencies are actively participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over of 2014 that is a year-end holiday crackdown on DWI.
In a capsule, the following tips are for safe driving during the holiday season:
1. If you are drunk, either take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home;
2. You can spend the night where the activity or party is held;
3. If you pass by an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save a life while your inaction could cost a life;
4. Buckle up in every ride; seat belt is your best defense against an impaired driver;
5. If you are intoxicated pedestrian, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive or escort you to your doorstep; and
6. Lastly, be responsible. If someone is intoxicated, prevent that person from getting behind the wheel.
If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact car accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.
Source: Burlington County Times Com
Source: N.J. Com