*** Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 Year End Holiday Crackdown, December 8th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018 ***
DUI Enforcement and Prevention remains a top priority for the Lacey Township Police Department. The danger presented to the public by motorists who choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is too often realized through a tragic motor vehicle collision.
Throughout this period (December 8, 2017 to January 1st, 2018), the Lacey Township Police Department will be conducting additional DUI patrols through a grant provided by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety . The specific grant, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 Year End Holiday Crackdown Grant” runs from December 8th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018. The intent of these extra DUI patrols are to make the roadways in Lacey Township as safe as possible for the motoring public, especially during this holiday season. There is zero tolerance in Lacey Township for operating a motor vehicle while DUI. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol they will be arrested. A first-offense DUI conviction will result in severe penalties, including but not limited to: a driver’s license suspension and fines, along with potential towing and impound fees as a result of John’s Law.
To avoid the consequences of being arrested for driving under the influence, the Lacey Township Police Department recommends that those planning on going out drinking alcohol to designate a driver who will not be drinking, or utilize public transportation.
Several DUI arrests in Lacey Township have come as a direct result of a motor vehicle crash investigation, some crashes being fatal. In 2014, alcohol-involved crashes killed 9,967 people in the United States, accounting for 31 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities. An average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality occurred every 53 minutes.
Throughout this Holiday Season the officers of the Lacey Township Police Department will continue to detect and deter DUI offenders through additonal DUI Patrols.
And as always, buckle up for every ride regardless of where you are sitting. It is the best defense against impaired drivers. Thank you.
– Chief Michael C. DiBella