Jefferson New Jersey DWI CheckpointMotorists who expect to be traveling on roads in Jefferson Township NJ this week should make sure that they are not drinking and driving – because local law enforcement has gotten the okay to set up a DWI checkpoint.

The drunk driving checkpoint was announced in a press release jointly issued by the Jefferson Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Both agencies will be providing law enforcement personnel to make sure that the DWI checkpoint runs properly on Friday and Saturday of this upcoming weekend.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office got the funding for the DWI checkpoint in the form of a grant provided by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The traffic safety agency has given funds and other resources to local police departments across Morris County during the course of the year. The agency’s objective with the funding is to help prevent DWI accident injuries and fatalities in Morris County, NJ.

Drunk driving has been a serious problem in Morris County and elsewhere in New Jersey, especially in recent months. As a result, local law enforcement agencies have begun to crack down on DWI violators. Anyone caught driving while intoxicated on a roadway in New Jersey could be subject to severe DWI penalties, including the potential suspension of their driver’s license, heavy monetary fines, and jail time.

For more information about the Jefferson NJ DWI checkpoint, view the article, “DWI Checkpoint in Jefferson This Weekend.”