In New Jersey, operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can have detrimental consequences. This crime can result in penalties that may include time behind bars, expensive fines and more. Drunk driving is a serious safety concern, and to discourage this type of behavior, law enforcement across the state will be working diligently to increase patrols and pull more drivers over for suspected DWI.
Drive sober or get pulled over
The statewide campaign of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” will run through the beginning of next month. Part of this campaign includes more police on the roads monitoring for suspected intoxicated driving. Law enforcement may look for behaviors that include swerving, driving erratically, straddling the center lines and more. To conduct these patrols, law enforcement throughout the state will employ the use of both marked and unmarked cars.
The intent of this effort is to reduce drunk driving, which has been a factor in many car accidents. Statistics indicate that over the last five years, there have been over 35,000 alcohol-related accidents and over 600 deaths. Approximately 23% of all traffic fatalities over the last year were caused by alcohol.
Facing a DWI
More New Jersey drivers may be facing DWI charges as the state increases its effort to fight drunk driving. Anyone facing these types of criminal charges would be wise to work on developing an effective defense strategy in order to fight back and preserve their future interests. This process can start with a careful and thorough assessment of the individual situation in order to identify the most appropriate defense strategy.