LPD To Crack Down On Drunk Driving As Holiday Season Approaches

drunk drivingLaw enforcement officials from Lakewood Township will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Over the Limit, Under Arrest”, statewide campaign. Beginning December 7, 2009 and running through January 3, 2010, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. A concentrated national effort, the campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs. Launched nationally in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year.
“This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent,” said Pam Fischer, Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “This initiative brings attention to not only the serious fined and penalties drunk drivers can face, but the grave danger these motorists pose to all individuals on the road”
Impaired drivers kill nearly 18,000 people on our nation’s roadways each year. In 2008, 152 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related crashes in New Jersey. That number represents 26 percent of the 590 traffic fatalities reported in the state.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the Over the Limit, Under Arrest 2009 Holiday Crackdown offer the following advice:
·         If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink so they’re sober to drive, before going out.
·         Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
·         Spend the night where the activity is held.
·         Report impaired drivers to law enforcement, In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 on the cell phones to report a drunk driver.
·         Always buckle-up, every ride. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.

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  1. Don’t think this does not apply to us. I have seen many a man leave a bris after consuming large quantities of alcohol and then go driving. Drinking for a mitzvah does not exempt you from DWI laws

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