Police in Mount Olive, NJ plan to maintain a DWI checkpoint during Memorial Day weekend.
During the holiday weekend in each of the last two years, four people have been killed in car accidents across the state. In recognition of the dangers posed by drunk drivers on NJ roads around this time, police departments across the state will be administering an “enforcement blitz.” The crackdown on drunk driving, which will involve an enhanced police presence and several DWI checkpoints, is part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign.
One of the campaign’s DWI checkpoints planned for the upcoming weekend will be in Mount Olive, NJ. The checkpoint will be funded through a grant provided by the New Jersey State Division of Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant is called the Morris County DWI Checkpoint Grant.
In New Jersey, drunk driving is governed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. As set forth by the statute, a conviction for first offense DWI can lead to a sentence of up to 30 days in county jail and a driver’s license suspension for up to one year. The penalties are severe and NJ prosecutors tend to be inflexible when it comes to DWI charges. However, an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer can potentially challenge the constitutionality of your DWI stop. In New Jersey, DWI checkpoints must meet certain requirements. Additionally, the police must follow certain procedures when maintaining a DWI checkpoint.
At this time, police have not yet revealed the exact location of the DWI checkpoint in Mount Olive.
For additional information, see the NJ.com article entitled “DWI Checkpoint in Mount Olive This Weekend.“
If you are facing drunk driving charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.