Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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

DWI CheckpointMorris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations John Speirs, and Jefferson Township Chief of Police William Craig announce the implementation of a joint Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint at a not-to-be-disclosed location in Jefferson this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24.

Law enforcement personnel from the Prosecutor’s Office and Jefferson 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, Washington Township in August, 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.