DWI Checkpoint in Washington Township NJWashington Township NJ police will be conducting a DWI checkpoint this weekend as they attempt to crack down on drunk drivers and prevent serious DWI accidents on local roadways.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office chief of investigations and the Washington Township Police Department chief of police announced the drunk driving checkpoint in a news release.

Law enforcement received funding to cover overtime salaries for police officers to conduct the checkpoint through a grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The NJ state agency often provides financial resources to local police departments throughout Morris County for DWI checkpoints, with the goal being to reduce DUI accidents and drunk driving fatalities.

The Washington Township DWI checkpoint will be in effect on both Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. Anyone planning to drive on roadways in Washington Township or anywhere else in Morris County NJ this weekend should avoid getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. If you are arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), you would be subject to significant penalties. For example, a conviction for a first offense DWI could result in a driver’s license suspension for three months, a $400 fine, and up to 30 days in the local county jail.

For additional information about the Washington Township DWI checkpoint, view the NJ.com article, “DWI Checkpoint Taking Place in Washington Township This Weekend.”