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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Friday August 17th, 2018 :: 09:00 a.m. EDT

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Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign, Enhanced Traffic Areas Next Week, and Upcoming Roadwork.


Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of National Campaign

Police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2018 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 17 and concludes on September 3. 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.

"Despite years of enforcement and public awareness efforts, too many people still make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel while impaired. Nearly 30% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey are alcohol related,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “This is a zero tolerance campaign. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired they will be arrested,” he added.  

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 1,382 DWI arrests. 

Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2018 crackdown offer the following advice:

  1. If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
  2. Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
  3. Spend the night where the activity is held.
  4. Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle.  It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
  5. If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep. 
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South Brunswick Police will provide the public with notice of areas in the Township where there will be increased traffic enforcement.

While enforcement efforts take place throughout the township, these areas will receive additional focus.

Enforcement Details:
Location:         Davidson Mill Road
Issue:              Speeding, Stop Sign Violations & Pedestrian Safety
 
Location:         Eleanor Drive
Issue:              Speeding & Careless Driving
 
Location:         Sandhill Rd & Major Rd./ Route 1 Jug Handles
Issue:              Aggressive Driving and Improper Turns
 
Location:         New Road- Kendall Park
Issue:              Speeding and Pedestrian Safety
 
Location:         Oakey Drive 
Issue:              Speeding 
 
Last week’s Traffic Enforcement consisted of 144 motor vehicle stops conducted by South Brunswick PD Officers. 

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Upcoming Roadwork – Blackhorse Lane


The Township will be paving Blackhorse Lane beginning Monday August 20, 2018, through the week (weather permitting), from the hours of 6:00am to 4:00pm. Expect single lane closures and a brief full road closure.

 

Follow the South Brunswick PD on Twitter @SoBrunswickPD for additional videos, pictures, and updates. 


 

Address/Location
South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

Detective Dennis Yuhasz
Investigations
dyuhasz@sbtnj.net
732-329-4646

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