MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  DWI Checkpoints will be happening at various locations throughout Morris Township on Saturday July 8, announced the Morris Township Police Department. Morris Township Police Officers made 90 DWI arrests in 2016 and will use that history to determine this year's locations. 

The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to deter drinking and driving, and to assure the safety of the public, said police. Law enforcement agencies use checkpoints to detect and arrest individuals that are operating motor vehicles un the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

"We encourage individuals to avoid driving a motor vehicle after drinking alcoholic beverages", wrote Captain Mark DiCarlo of the Morris Township Police in an announcement. "Please identify other means of transportation in order to get home safely".