Law enforcement in Washington Township NJ will be setting up a drunk driving checkpoint this weekend as they look to crack down on drunk driving accidents.
The DWI checkpoint was announced in a news release issued by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office chief of investigations and the Washington Township Police Department chief of police. The checkpoint was funded through a grant issued by the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety, which has made it a point to provide financial resources to local law enforcement agencies throughout Morris County so that those agencies can establish DWI checkpoints and minimize drunk driving fatalities. That’s because the reality is that far too many people are killed as a result of DWI accidents on NJ roadways every year, with even more people suffering potentially catastrophic injuries in drunk driving accidents.
The Washington Township DWI checkpoint will be in place on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. Police officers with the Washington Township Police Department and officials with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will be in charge of conducting the Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint.
Anyone who is on the roads in Washington Township or anywhere else in Morris County this weekend should make it a point to avoid drinking and driving. A conviction for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New Jersey is a very serious offense that could result in severe penalties. For instance, a first offense DWI is punishable by suspension of the offender’s driver’s license for a period of three months, a fine of up to $400, and as many as 30 days in the county jail.
To learn more about the upcoming DWI checkpoint, read the NJ.com article, “DWI Checkpoint Taking Place in Washington Township This Weekend.”