Police will be establishing a drunk driving checkpoint in Parsippany NJ this weekend as law enforcement looks to crack down on DWI accidents and fatalities.
According to Morris County prosecutors, the DWI checkpoint will be located in Parsippany, New Jersey. However, authorities have not provided information about the exact location of the checkpoint. The secrecy about the precise location of the DUI checkpoint is intended to keep drivers on their toes and discourage anyone from even thinking about getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated.
The Parsippany NJ DWI checkpoint will be set up on July 16 and July 17, with the possibility that it will run beyond the weekend. Additionally, there is always the chance that intoxicated drivers will be pulled over by law enforcement at any time while on roadways in Parsippany, Morristown, or anywhere else in Morris County, New Jersey.
Any driver who is stopped by police at the Parsippany NJ drunk driving checkpoint could be asked to perform field sobriety tests or submit to breath testing. Of course, this could depend on the circumstances of the traffic stop and the observations of police at the DWI checkpoint.
The DWI checkpoint was funded by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety through a grant. The grant covers overtime pay for the Parsippany NJ cops who will run the checkpoint over the weekend.
Strict Punishments for DWI Offenders in Parsippany, NJ
If a person is found guilty of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Parsippany, Morristown, Dover, Denville, Roxbury, or anywhere else in Morris County NJ could be subject to severe DWI penalties. That’s because NJ imposes harsh punishments on anyone convicted of operating a car with a blood alcohol content (BAC) above the state’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.
A conviction for drunk driving could lead to a jail sentence of 30 days in the county jail, fines of up to $400, driver’s license suspension for three months, and required installation of ignition interlock devices on all cars owned by the defendant in the DWI case.
For further information, check out the NJ.com article, “DWI Checkpoint in Parsippany This Weekend, Prosecutor Says.”