NJ Says, “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” this Labor Day

Middlesex County DWI Crackdown in Effect Through Labor Day Weekend

According to njtoday.net, over 400 law enforcement agencies have agreed to take part in a statewide drinking and driving crackdown. New Jersey’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced grants totaling over $680,000 for municipalities the 156 law enforcement agencies and municipalities that are participating in this year’s “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” project. Each participating agency will receive $4,000 in grants for their participation.

In Middlesex County, the townships of Dunellen, Edison, Jamesburg, Metuchen, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Plainsboro, South Plainfield and Woodbridge have all decided to take part in the initiative. Police departments participating in “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” will saturate their patrols during the week of Labor Day until September 2nd. Furthermore, participating police departments will increase the number and intensity of sobriety checkpoints throughout the week.

The Division of Highway Safety launched the initiative in response to 138 deaths nationwide resulting from automobile accidents in which a car or motorcycle driver had a BAC of 0.08% or greater during the week of Labor Day 2011. 83% of those accidents occurred between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated is a serious offense that results in fines and penalties in excess of $800, up to 30 days in jail, license suspension, and drug and alcohol counseling. Furthermore, a DWI will result in the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device in your automobile. For more information regarding New Jersey DWI law, feel free to visit our DWI reference page.

Middlesex County Police, in coordinated effort with statewide law enforcement will be out in full force this week. Therefore, it is in your best interest to call a cab, stay at home, and most importantly, drive sober – or get pulled over.

With more than a decade of experience defending clients against criminal charges, founding partner William A. Proetta has successfully handled and tried thousands of cases, from DWI to murder. As a New Jersey native, he has focused his career on helping people in the area where he grew up, serving Middlesex, Ocean, Hudson, and Union counties.