BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Bordentown Township Police Department is highlighting some of its recent drunk driving arrests on the Township's roads in an effort to underscore how serious the Department takes the issue.
Noting that approximately 28 people in the United States die every day in drunk driving crashes – one person every 52 minutes – the BTPD says that the Department "proactively patrols our roadways for impaired drivers to reduce the number of persons who drink and drive, thereby reducing automotive crashes and fatalities."
Some of the Department's recent drunk driving arrest include the following:
- Officers arrested a 32 year old male from Ewing for DWI on March 25 at 12:43am. Officers located the man standing outside of his vehicle on Route 130, which had heavy front-end damage. The investigation determined that he struck a concrete median while operating impaired.
- On April 1 at 5:01pm, Officers stopped a black Audi on Route 206 for a moving violation, which led to the determination that its driver, a 59 year old man from Brooklyn, NY, was intoxicated. He was arrested for DWI.
- On April 5 at 11:35pm, BTPD officers observed a disabled Nissan Sentra on Route 130 in front of Bank of America. The car had just struck a pole off the roadway and the driver, a 31 year old female from Bordentown Township, was determined to be impaired. She was found to be under the influence of Xanax and also unlawfully possessing 11 Xanax pills. She was arrested for both DUI and drug posession.
- Officers responded to a single vehicle collision on Route 528 and Charles Bossert Drive on April 13 at 12:00pm. The driver, a 28 year old man from Bordentown Township, had lost control of his Honda Crosstour and collided with a utility pole. Further investigation revealed that the man was intoxicated, and he was charged with DWI.
"There's no excuse to drive drunk or impaired," says the BTPD, which urges residents to use a designated driver, taxi, public transportation or ride-sharing service. "Take personal responsibility for keeping our roadways safe by planning ahead, as you are not only endangering yourself, but many others as well."
Earlier this year, three BTPD Officers were honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New Jersey for their efforts to stop drunk driving on the community's roads. Patrolman Kevin Guire, Patrolman Joshua Gardner and Patrolman Chase Potocny received Recognition of Excellence Awards from the organization for producing the Bordentown Township Police Department's most DWI arrests in 2020.
The Department will also be cracking down on distracted driving during the month of April as part of the statewide "UDrive. UText. UPay." enforcement campaign. The high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors, such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.