Drunk Driving Crackdown planned during Super Bowl Week
HACKENSACK, N.J. – A multi-agency effort to cope with drunk driving was launched by New Jersey law enforcement officials as a large number of individuals go to the state to see the Super Bowl game.
On Monday, acting state Attorney General John Hoffman said, “The Sobriety Blitz” combines the struggle of state police and the divisions of Highway Traffic Safety and Alcoholic Beverage Control. He said, “This initiative has enforcement components we believe will help prevent drunk driving and stop those who have already made the dangerous choice of driving while impaired. In other words, we will be playing offense and defense”. According to him, the arrest data shows Super Bowl Sunday rivals another main holiday for taking individuals driving under the influence into custody.
Increased patrols and enforcement are the most effective methods to help stop drivers driving on the roads and cope with drunk driving before, during and after the Super Bowl game which will be played on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, said Hoffman.
$4,000 state grants will be provided to 21 police departments in communities near the stadium to increase saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.
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