JERSEY CITY, NJ— Hudson County Sheriff’s Officers will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 8, 2017 and continuing through January 1, 2018, local, county and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a federal grant given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety. “The holiday season is a time for joy, family and happiness, there is nothing more heartbreaking then a tragedy this time of year. That is why my officers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers. If we catch you driving while you are impaired, you will be arrested.” said Sheriff Frank Schillari. “We want everyone to enjoy the holiday season, we want you to do it safely and responsibly, don’t drink and drive.”
The Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the county in an effort to curb driving while intoxicated.
Sheriff Schillari offers some advice to help keep you and others safe this holiday season:
Take mass transit, a taxicab, car service or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
Spend the night where the activity or party is held.
If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.
Always buckle-up, every ride. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
If you are 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 or escort you to your doorstep.
Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.