Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide Campaign
(HOLMDEL) — Law enforcement officials from Holmdel Township will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “” statewide campaign. Beginning December 6, 2013 and running through January 2, 2014, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.
A concentrated national effort, the campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools. “This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent,” said Sergeant Robert Philhower. “This initiative brings attention to the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them.”
Last year in New Jersey, 19% of all motor vehicle fatalities were alcohol-related. Nationally, during the combined months of December in 2007-2011, there were 4,169 people killed in drunk driving crashes.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the 20130 Holiday Statewide Crackdown offer the following advice: