Monday, August 22nd, 2016

DWI Checkpoint

Morris County authorities will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers this weekend in Morris County’s Washington Township.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations John Speirs, and Washington Township Chief of Police Jeffrey Almer announce the implementation of a joint Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint at a not-to-be-disclosed location in Washington Township, this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28.

Law enforcement personnel from the Prosecutor’s Office and Washington Township Police will conduct the checkpoint.

It is a result of a grant the Morris County Prosecutor’s Officereceived from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to conduct DWI checkpoints at various locations throughout Morris County.  The DWI Enforcement Grant is designed to establish checkpoints in cooperation with municipal police departments in the county.

The Prosecutor’s Office set up a sobriety check area in Parsippany in June, and in Denville, Mount Olive, Randolph and Roxbury in 2015.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Paul Merkler at [email protected]. or 973-285-6215.