Posted Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Police agencies from around New Jersey, including the Morris County Park Police Department, are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2019 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 16, 2019 and concludes on September 2, 2019.
During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by educational activities including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners, and mobile video display signs.
The campaign looks to curtail impaired driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period.
“During the past five years, New Jersey’s roadways experienced 36,778 crashes and 679 fatalities involving impaired drivers,” said Chief Gabe DiPietro. As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local police agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign.
During last year’s crackdown, participating agencies made 1,196 DWI arrests.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2019 crackdown offer the following advice: