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New Jersey Motorists Can Expect More DUI Checkpoints This Holiday

December 29, 2010 | Posted In Recent News - Criminal Law

New Jersey drivers can expect frequent sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, and more numbers of law enforcement officers patrolling the roads this holiday season. The state’s holiday season crackdown “Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” kicked off earlier this week and is expected to continue through January 2.

The program provides federal grants to 150 local law enforcement departments to pay for extra patrols, as well as sobriety tests. Most New Jersey law enforcement departments that are taking part in the program will go the extra mile this holiday season to pull over motorists and administer sobriety tests.

Statistics show that the New Year's Eve holiday is the most dangerous holiday of the year, as far as drunk driving is concerned. It's the season for good cheer, but it's also important for drivers to understand that there are very serious consequences if they are convicted of DUI in New Jersey. Law enforcement officers are not just out in greater strength during this time; they may also be under greater pressure to pull over anyone they believe is intoxicated.

This holiday, make sure you don’t drive drunk. “Just a few drinks” are still enough to fail a field sobriety test.  Ask a sober friend to drive you home or call a cab.

If however, you do get pulled over for drunk driving or are charged with DUI, contact a New Jersey DUI attorney at our office.

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