Edison, NJ – The Edison Police Department recently received a $5,500 grant from the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety to participate in the statewide seasonal crackdown on drunk and impaired driving. 

The crackdown runs from this Friday, August 16, through Labor Day.  The $5,500 grant enables Edison to provide about 100 more hours of special traffic enforcement, police Lt. Robert Dudash said.

Edison is among 110 law enforcement agencies, statewide, to get a share of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety’s $541,420 funds for this national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative.

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“Whether Edison receives grants or not, we do not tolerate impaired, drunk, distracted and speeding motorists. Our police officers are vigilant and they are consistently on the lookout for dangerous and negligent behaviors that may jeopardize people’s safety,” Police Chief Thomas Bryan said

Meanwhile, Edison police officers are continuing their summer-long crackdown on speeders and distracted drivers, part of the state’s Special Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.).

Edison received a $16,500 state grant for this enforcement initiative that began in June and which runs through Labor Day as well, Lt. Dudash said.