Police & Fire

Hillsborough Police Join Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

68488d8c33e6da5537e1_sompixdrivesoberhighwaysign.jpg
68488d8c33e6da5537e1_sompixdrivesoberhighwaysign.jpg

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  The township 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.

Hillsborough and other local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated through Jan. 1, 2017.

The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education.

Sign Up for E-News

“During the last five years New Jersey has experienced approximately 41,000 alcohol-involved crashes resulting in more than 800 fatalities," said Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.  “This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent.”

Last year, 29 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey were alcohol-related. Nationally, more than 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving crashes. The societal cost associated with these crashes is estimated to be $37 billion annually.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2016 Year End Holiday Crackdown offer the following advice for holiday season:

- Take mass transit, a taxi service, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

- Spend the night where the activity or party is held.

- If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life and inaction could cost a life. 

- Always buckle-up.  It is your best defense against an impaired driver.

· If you are intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

· Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.

 

 

 

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Hillsborough

Park Commission Celebrates Arbor Day wth Free Tree Giveaway

April 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Native trees will be given away free by the Somerset County Park Commission at two locations to celebrate Arbor Day.

Trees will be distributed on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, and the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden located at Colonial Park, Parking Lot A, 156 ...

Hunterdon Podiatric Medicine Now Part of Hunterdon Healthcare

April 11, 2018

Hunterdon Podiatric Medicine, formerly known as Dr. Steven M. Dribbon, DPM, became part of the Hunterdon Medical Group, a specialty practice owned and operated by Hunterdon Healthcare, as of April 1.

Dr. Dribbon, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, will continue to offer superior medical and surgical care of the feet, foot trauma, emergencies and sports medicine for both children and ...