STAFFORD, NJ — After a month long series of “Impaired Driving Prevention Patrols” Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced Thursday, January 16, the results conducted throughout Ocean County during the month of December 2019.

Stafford Township Police Department were among sixteen multi-jurisdictional patrols, along with Barnegat Township, Berkeley Township, Brick Township, Jackson Township, Lacey Township,
Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Ocean Township, Borough of Point Pleasant Beach,
Borough of Seaside Heights, Borough of South Toms River and Toms River Township.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Vehicular Homicide Unit were assisted by sixty- seven local law enforcement officers from those towns.

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December 2019 was National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.

"As always, we do our best to serve our community and keep our highways safe," said Captain Vaughn.

In Stafford Township 49 motor vehicle stops were conducted in December, resulting in the following:

1 DUI Arrest

1 Arrest for Obstructing

1 Warrant Arrest

14 Motor Vehicle Summonses Issued

According to the press release from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, nationally, alcohol impaired fatalities make up more than one quarter of all crash fatalities. This number is especially high during the week between Christmas and New Year.

Prosecutor Billhimer is proud to report:

639 Motor Vehicle Stops
198 Summonses Issued
4 Driving Under the Influence Arrests
7 Fugitive Apprehensions (including 1 Federal Fugitive)
7 Suspended Driver Arrests
2 Narcotics Arrests

“I would like to acknowledge the leadership of Captain Joseph Mitchell, Lt. Carlos Trujillo-Tovar and Sgt. John
Steinhauer of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Vehicular Homicide Unit for coordinating these enforcement patrols,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated, “I am proud to report that Ocean County did not have a single fatal Driving Under the Influence crash during the month of December 2019. This is due in large part to the collaborative efforts of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Vehicular Homicide Unit and all participating local police departments.”