VENTNOR — Police plan to crack down on driving beneath the affect through their annual end-of-summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” marketing campaign.
From Friday to the tip of Labor Day, police will arrange saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, trying to find drivers who could also be intoxicated behind the wheel, police Chief Joseph Fussner stated Monday in a information launch.
Over the previous 5 years, New Jersey has recorded greater than 33,000 car crashes tied to alcohol, leading to 662 deaths, police stated. Final yr, 23% of all motorized vehicle fatalities in New Jersey had been alcohol associated.
Nationally, 11,654 individuals died in 2020 in drunken-driving crashes, police stated. The societal value related to these crashes is estimated to be $44 billion yearly.
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