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Edison Police Participate in Crackdown on Impaired Driving


EDISON, NJ  - Township police are again participating in New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown, conducting sobriety checkpoints and stepping up roving patrols for motorists who are driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative, sponsored throughout New Jersey by the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety starts this weekend and runs through Monday, Sept. 5th.

“With Labor Day Weekend approaching, our officers will be very visible on neighborhood streets as well as major roads throughout Edison,” Police Chief Thomas Bryan said. “We want people to have a fun and enjoyable holiday weekend. The best way for everyone to do that is safely.”

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“Special enforcement initiatives like this certainly help raise public awareness, but people should also realize that Edison police officers are consistently vigilant for impaired and distracted drivers,” Bryan said. “It's about saving people's lives.”

“If drunk driving was eliminated, more than 150 lives would be spared each year in New Jersey,” said Gary Poedubicky, acting director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

Using education, high-visibility enforcement and a no-excuses approach, police departments “send a strong message that drunk driving will not be tolerated,” he added.

“Many people believe that after a few drinks they are still safe to drive. Even one drink can impair your judgment and reaction time, putting you and everyone ele on the road in danger,”  Poedubicky said.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” 2016 crackdown suggest:

  • If you plan to drink alcohol, designate a driver who will not drink.
  • Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
  • Spend the night wherever the party or get-together your are attending is held.
  • Always buckle up regardless of your seating position in a vehicle.
  • If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you home.

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