Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Announces Results Of Holiday Weekend “Move Over Law” Enforcement Patrols

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced today the results this weekend’s “Move Over Law” Enforcement Patrols. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Vehicular Crime Unit conducted these patrols with the assistance of local municipal police departments from July 2, 2020 through July 4, 2020. Seven multi-jurisdictional patrols in Seaside Heights, South Toms River, Stafford Township and Point Pleasant Beach resulted in the following:

335 Motor Vehicle Stops

92 Summonses Issued

59 Failure to Move Over Stops

2 Driving Under the Influence Arrests

12 Arrests for Outstanding Warrants

5 Suspended Driver Arrests

3 Narcotics Arrests

3 Disorderly Conduct Arrests

3 Assault Arrests

2 Domestic Violence Assault Arrests

1 Weapons Offense Arrest

The “Move Over Law” was enacted in response to the tragic death of Trooper Marc Castellano, who was struck and killed by a driver that failed to move over for Trooper Castellano’s State Police vehicle. The law, codified at N.J.S.A. 39:4-92, requires motor vehicle operators to reduce their speed and change lanes when approaching authorized vehicles displaying emergency lights.

Prosecutor Billhimer would like to acknowledge the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Seaside Heights Police Department, South Toms River Police Department, Stafford Township Police Department, and Point Pleasant Beach Police Department for their cooperative efforts in these patrols. “In collaboration with our local law enforcement partners, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to safeguarding the roadways here in Ocean County – both for our residents and visitors,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated. “These statistics demonstrate our steadfast dedication to that objective,” Prosecutor Billhimer concluded.

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