Hundreds of New Jersey police departments taking part in holiday crackdown
According to the State officials, hundreds of New Jersey police departments have got a $4,400 grant to take part in a holiday crackdown on driving under the influence of alcohol.
The grant was given by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to 166 agencies to use for overtime duty as police all over the state increase enforcement during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program.
Additional sobriety checkpoints will be set up by departments to take drivers driving under the influence into custody so that they cannot harm other individuals on the roads and to stop other motor vehicle drivers from consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel.
The initiative that started in 1999 will again begin from Friday and will end on 2nd of January. It will be same like that runs every year summer.
The number of individuals that were taken into custody by the police agencies taking part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program was 348; the program was run from 16th of August to 2nd of September. According to the division of highway traffic safety, that number was less than the 1,459 arrests that were made during the 2012 campaign.
During the two-week period, police officers also handed out 5,710 and 4,153 speeding and seat belt tickets.
News Source: www.NJ.com