FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2015
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Office of Public Affairs (609) 882-2000
Capt. Stephen Jones - ext. 6513
Lt. Brian Polite - ext. 6514
SFC Gregory Williams - ext. 6515
A/Sgt. Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Tpr. Alina Spies - ext. 6531
West Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Troop “D” Traffic Office, in an effort to reduce crashes attributed to driving while intoxicated, will set up a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Vehicles traveling on the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County may be stopped between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
Are we losing the element of surprise by sending out this message ahead of time? Maybe, but people who choose to drive after drinking already know how expensive, life-changing, and deadly such a decision can be. But they do it anyway in total disregard for their safety and the safety of everyone else on the road. We’re assuming that their poor judgment will not impede our ability to take drunk drivers off the road just because of a little advance warning.
If you spot a driver you believe is posing a hazard because of poor driving behaviors, please call the aggressive driver tip line from a hands-free mobile device by dialing #77. Be ready to give a description of the vehicle and occupants, a location and direction, and a license plate if possible. The better the info, the better our chances of stopping the vehicle, BUT, do not get too close to the vehicle just to get this information. Your safety is more important to us than getting a perfect description.
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