NJ State Police Conducting Drunk Driving Checkpoint At PNC Bank Arts Center
On Friday, the State Police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint for vehicles exiting the PNC Bank Arts Center after the planned Toby Keith concert, according to the division.
The starting time of the checkpoint will be 8 p.m. Troopers will be stopping motor vehicles entering the southbound portion of the Garden State Parkway in Holmdel Township. They will take those individuals into custody showing signs of intoxication or related issues.
The main purpose of conducting the checkpoint is to decrease the number of accidents that are caused due to drunken or impaired driving. According to the division, the concertgoers who intend to drink should plan to have a designated driver or find an alternative way to get home before it’s too late.
Almost 200 motor vehicles were stopped on 1st of June at a DWI checkpoint following a Luke Bryan concert at PNC Bank Arts Center. According to officials, no driver was taken into custody for DUI as a result of the checkpoint.
This year, there have been 298 deaths that occurred on New Jersey roadways as compared to 282 in the same time period last year and 318 in 2012, as shown by the State Police statistics. More than half of all victims were drivers, followed by pedestrians, passengers and bicyclists.
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