The 17-day enforcement campaign throughout the region will include the police, sheriff and California Highway Patrol deploying DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols.
The borough police department will join with law enforcement agencies from Somerset and Hunterdon counties in a seasonal crackdown on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" statewide campaign.
According to transportation data, more than 10,000 people each year are killed by impaired drives across the nation.
During the holiday season we see an increase in traffic volume and vehicle crashes. "We want everyone to be safe this holiday season, which is why we're urging the public to make the right choice, follow the law and drive sober".
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Numbers from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show any decision to drive while impaired can have serious and even deadly consequences. The ultimate cost of driving impaired, however, is causing a traffic crash resulting in a death or injury.
Police suggest planning a safe way home before celebrations begin, designating a sober driver, calling a taxi if impaired or calling a sober family member or friend. Take their keys, take them home, or help them arrange a safe way home.
The Jackson Police Department will be keeping an eye out for drunk drivers starting now and continuing into the New Year.
DREs are law enforcement officers that are specially trained to recognize impairment in drivers who are under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol. Your actions could help save someone's life.