SUMMIT, NJ - 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over', a New Jersey state program that encourages law enforcement agencies to raise public awareness about the dangers of alcohol-impaired driving, will be implemented locally by the Summit Police Department from August 16 - September 4.

The initiative combines highly-visible enforcement backed up by targeted media activities.

“Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce alcohol-related crash fatalities by as much as 20 percent,” said Traffic Lieutenant David L. Richel. “Summit Police will be conducting roving patrols to stop drivers who appear to be operating vehicles while impaired. We are committed to making Summit a safer community for all visitors, residents, and commuters.”  

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the Labor Day holiday is one of the most dangerous on New Jersey roads with more drunk driving incidents reported over the holiday weekend than during any other time of the year.

Richel adds: “No matter where you drive in the United States, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Please drink responsibly and join us in making Summit roadways free of impaired drivers.”