The South Brunswick Police Department recently completed a late summer crackdown targeting drunk drivers, which resulted in several arrests and hundreds of summonses issued.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign was conducted in the township from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3. The $4,400 grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration allowed police to put added patrols on township roadways.
The patrols netted eight arrests and 582 summonses issued. The arrests included three drunk drivers, three fugitives, and two people for narcotics charges. Motor vehicle summonses were issued for 16 motorists who were driving with a suspended license, 10 drivers for not having a license, and 65 people for driving carelessly, according to police.
In 2010, 10,228 people died in traffic crashes nationwide where at least one vehicle driver or motorcycle rider had a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, according to police.
“Our agency is committed to ensuring the safety of all motorists by removing those who drink and drive," Chief Raymond Hayducka said. "We partnered with the state and federal government to secure the funding because these patrols make a difference."
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