PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Department of Public Affairs and Safety has issued a checkpoint advisory for this weekend.
In its continuous effort to promote safe driving in the community, the department will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 28 at the intersection of Madison Ave. and West Front St. during the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
According to New Jersey's Office of the Attorney General, the goal of checkpoints is prevention, not arrest.
Sobriety checkpoints are an effective law enforcement tool involving the stopping of vehicles or a specific sequence of vehicles, at a predetermined fixed location to detect drivers impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs. These operations not only serve as a specific deterrent by arresting impaired drivers who pass through the checkpoints, but more importantly, as a general deterrent to persons who have knowledge of the operation. Sobriety checkpoints increase the perception of the risk of arrest, if they are adequately publicized and highly visible to the public.
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