Anyone planning on using the roads this weekend in Jefferson NJ should be aware that law enforcement is planning to set up a drunk driving checkpoint to capture anyone Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
News of the upcoming DWI checkpoint came via a joint press release issued by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Jefferson Township Police Department.
Both the Jefferson Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will be supplying personnel for the DWI checkpoint.
The DWI checkpoint will be in place for the first part of the weekend, running Friday and Saturday, in Jefferson Township, New Jersey.
Funding for the Jefferson DWI checkpoint was provided through a grant by the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The state agency has given funds to local police departments throughout Morris County in 2016, with the goal being to crack down on drunk driving accidents and DWI accident injuries in the county.
The reality is that far too many DWI accidents, many fatal, occur on New Jersey roadways every year. That’s why law enforcement has really started to crack down on DWI violations – so that fatal auto accidents might be prevented before they can happen. The end result of the enhanced enforcement of New Jersey’s tough DWI laws is that motorists who are caught operating a car while inebriated may face significant DWI penalties, including loss of their driver’s license, heavy fines, and even jail time.
For additional information about the Jefferson Township DWI checkpoint, access the NJ.com article, “DWI Checkpoint in Jefferson This Weekend.”