*** Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Statewide Labor Day Crackdown, August 16th, 2019 through September 2nd, 2019 ***
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 (August 16th, 2019 through September 2nd, 2019), 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 Statewide Labor Day Crackdown” runs from August 16th, 2019 through September 2nd, 2019. The intent of these extra DUI patrols are to make the roadways in Lacey Township as safe as possible for the motoring public. 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. According to NHTSA, 10,497 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2016. On average, 10,000 people were killed each year from 2012 to 2016—one person killed every 50 minutes in 2016.
As always, buckle up for every ride regardless of where you are sitting. It is the best defense against impaired drivers. Thank you.