Holiday Crackdown on Drunk Driving continues in Hillsborough
Hillsborough Police department continued to participate in the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ holiday crackdown program.
Hillsborough Township police are continuing their efforts in the holiday crackdown program.
Last week, the Hillsborough police confirmed that they are participating in the NJ Division of Highway Safety’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” year-end statewide crackdown. This year, the holiday crackdown program runs from Dec. 7 through Jan. 2, 2013 in an effort to curb drunk driving and to enforce drunk driving laws.
The state of New Jersey has rules for drunk and impaired driving and according to the New Jersey law, anyone found with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is considered legally intoxicated and will be charged and arrested for drunk driving.
So if you are driving back home from a friend’s house of an office party after taking a few drinks, you will be very likely to attract police attention due to the increased DUI enforcement efforts.
The Township Committee held a meeting on December 18 where they approved a resolution reaffirming its commitment to the drunk driving crackdown. The resolution discussed the issue of drunk driving, noting that alcohol is a major contributing factor in motor vehicle fatalities. These drunk driving fatalities make 25 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities. The resolution also noted that 50 people are killed per day in the United States as a result of impaired driver, which makes almost 18,000 deaths annually.