The New Jersey “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will be ramped up through New Year’s Day, which means an increased police presence in Morris County over the holidays. As a result, anyone who drinks and driver in December could be arrested on DWI charges.
NJ police officials recently stated that local police departments in Morris County will place extra cops on patrol as part of the “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The funding for the additional overtime pay will come from a federal grant provided to local Morris County police departments.
The “Driver Sober” program is intended to deter individuals from getting intoxicated and then getting behind the wheel. The increased emphasis on preventing DWIs should help to reduce the number of DWI fatalities between now and New Year’s. Over the previous five years, there have been almost 1,000 drunk driving fatalities in NJ.
During the 2015 “Drive Sober” campaign, Denville law enforcement arrested six people on Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges.
The increased police presence on Morris County roads will likely also lead to citations for other traffic violations, including speeding, reckless driving, and careless driving.
To learn more about this case, read the NorthJersey.com article, “Police Departments Beef Up DWI Patrols for Holidays.”