The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office has announced plans to conduct a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) checkpoint in Jersey City on Friday, March 29th, 2024. The checkpoint will be located in the area of Kennedy Blvd and Manhattan Avenue, with the primary goal of promoting public safety by deterring drivers from driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Sheriff Frank Schillari emphasized that impaired driving is not limited to alcohol and can also result from the influence of prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs. To ensure the safety of all residents, the Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols throughout the county and will participate in the Hudson County Vision Zero Task Force to make roadways safer.

Sheriff Schillari offered some important advice to help residents stay safe during the upcoming holiday season:

  • Use mass transit, a taxi, or a sober friend’s drive.
  • Stay overnight where the activity or party is held.
  • If you spot an impaired driver, contact law enforcement immediately.
  • Always wear your seatbelt, as it is your best defense against an impaired driver.
  • If you are intoxicated and traveling on foot, take a cab or have a sober friend escort you home.
  • Be responsible and never let an intoxicated person drive.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to take these precautions to protect themselves and others on the road. Your actions can save lives and help keep our roads safe for everyone.