Video Message From Police Chief Rob Lawson: Zero Tolerance For DUI On Purim

VIDEO MESSAGE: “As always, there is a zero tolerance for drinking and driving”, Police Chief Rob Lawson says in a video message to TLS readers for the upcoming Yom Tov of Purim. “So please, enjoy the holiday, but
do not get into a vehicle if you have been drinking.”

The Chief said the department has done extensive safety preparations for Purim, and have arranged for there to be 12 crossing guards out and several light towers at necessary intersections. (See details here).

“That being said, people should dress in light clothing, they should wear their reflective belts”, Lawson says. “Unfortunately last year year we did have someone struck by a motor vehicle, and this year I’d like to see everybody safe.”

Additionally, there will be a change in traffic patterns on two streets. 6th Street will be one-way westbound to Lakewood Avenue. Lawrence Avenue will be one-way Southbound from East 11th Street to East 9th Street. (See details here).

“I wish everybody a Freilichin Purim.” TLS.

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  1. agree with #2

    trippy is hereby elected to be on call the whole purim.
    what audacity to volunteer other people!!
    its called self responsibility.
    please dont abuse and take advantage of a wonderful organization.

  2. I think people are misjudging “trippy”. I’m sure he’d be happy to give people rides, but there has to be a central number for volunteers. That’s where Chaveirim, Misaskim, etc. comes in. Otherwise what are you going to do, publish a list of 85 cell numbers and have people go down tghe list. With a central number and organized dispatch it could be done.
    A freilichen to all.

  3. the one way street should be implemented in all developments on purim and on every snow day. that would make life so much easier.

  4. Let me settle the score. The past few years i have gone around both nites purim to drive people home. What i was trying say is that there should be a public number that people can call. We can then have MANY volunteers, then just me. So, all you people that just left judgmental comments, please post your number so i can start making list.

  5. Chief – this town is fortunate to have you as their police chief. You are appreciated by one and all for your remarkable leadership. G-d bless you Chief.

  6. I guess the chief has to say what he has to say but i’m in lakewood for 30 years and DWI has never been a problem on purim, i would even venture to say in all my years i have never heard of even one case

  7. trippy please put a big sign on your roof that your available ! Maybe this purim people should give the members a break so they can spend time with there family I remember last year I tried helping aa guy with a flat during the afternoon and he said to me “don’t waste your purim ill call chaveirim”

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