New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety cracking down on drunk driving this weekend
This weekend, Jersey City cops will be setting up a DWI checkpoint to keep drivers driving under the influence off the roadways. The grant for DUI enforcement campaign is given by the state’s Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund to set up the checkpoint.
The officials didn’t give any information regarding the checkpoint like when and where the checkpoint will be conducted.
According to the officials, officers will be extra alert in pulling over and charging drivers for DUI, driving at high speed, failure to wear seat belts and operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone as well as other violations.
The month of July is selected as the month to specifically target speeding and aggressive driving by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
In a statement, the department said that the Jersey City police will be using a radar to catch drivers who are driving at high speed and driving aggressively.
The department also said that other JCPD enforcement efforts this summer include the Cops in Shops program, targeting retailers who sell alcohol to underage customers. This program is administered by the New Jersey’s Division of Alcohol and Beverage Control. It is funded by the Department of Justice. According to this program, police officers will be placed as undercover officers in liquor stores to look for the sale of alcohol to underage individuals as well as those of legal drinking age to purchase it for them.