TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police around New Jersey will
begin stepping up patrols targeting drunken and impaired drivers beginning
More than $750,000 will be distributed to 172 departments in the form of
grants for the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" program. The program will run
until Sept. 3.
Figures show the number of alcohol-related driving deaths have been falling
in New Jersey.
Police officers made 1,437 DWI arrests statewide during last year's
crackdown. They also wrote nearly 6,000 tickets for speeding and 3,684 tickets
for seatbelt violations.
Officers apprehended nearly 1,500 fugitives during the program.