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DWI Checkpoints Planned Throughout New Jersey This Weekend


Date: July 13, 2015

Additional patrols will be on duty in many parts of the state this weekend, so police is warning residents to think twice before getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

DUI checkpoints will be set all over New Jersey by law enforcement to keep drunk drivers off the roads to make other individuals safe. Extra patrols will be on roads to look out for individuals who are driving under the influence of alcohol.

Information about the locations where these DWI checkpoints will be conducted and extra patrols are planned in New Jersey are given below:

DWI checkpoints will be conducted by the Monmouth County DWI Task force in Oceanport and Marlboro to search and arrest individuals who will choose to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel. The checkpoint will start from 11 p.m. on Friday and will end at 3 a.m. on Saturday on Oceanport Avenue. Brielle Police Chief Michael W. Palmer told that the task force members will stop individuals travelling from the northbound lanes into the Fort Monmouth 400 area control parking lot; they will check the sobriety of drivers to see if they look under the influence. The checkpoint will be conducted in Marlboro starting 11 p.m. on Saturday and will end at 3 a.m. on Sunday on Route 9 north.

Police told that the Lacey Township Police Department will determine and stop DUI individuals from getting behind the wheel with the help of focused patrols that will be on roads and at approved sobriety checkpoints. 2 experienced and knowledgeable Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) in the New Jersey police department will assist in determining whether the person is sober or not.

Under the summertime “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Law enforcement officials from Union will conduct the checkpoint starting Sunday and ending on Labor Day. Police told that local law enforcement officials will conduct sobriety checkpoints to take individuals into custody who appear intoxicated.

All over Ocean County, many checkpoints were planned and the locations of these checkpoints were not revealed to the public. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office told that there is also a requirement of 2 “Drug Recognition Experts” at each checkpoint to know if any person is impaired or driving under the influence of an intoxicant. The DWI checkpoints will be conducted by local police agencies in collaboration with detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. Funds for the program are given by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety so that intoxicated drivers can be kept off the roadways and other people on the roads can be made safe.

Sheriff Frank Schillari announced that more patrols will be on roads and extra cops will be on-duty by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office to take individuals into custody who will be driving impaired. Extra patrols will be on roads till the month of September.

News Source: www.Patch.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.