Heights Police Crackdown on Drunk Driving

Officers will begin taking part in "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" part of a nationwide initiative to crackdown on impaired driving during the late summer/Labor Day holiday period.

officers are taking part in a statewide crackdown against drunk driving.

The crackdown is part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

Beginning this weekend, Heights police officers will aggressively look for impaired drivers over the coming weeks, especially during high risk times which includes weekends and nighttime hours, said Police Chief Michael Colaneri.

The chief said the campaign is intended to target impaired driving during this late summer and Labor Day holiday period.  The campaign runs from Friday, Aug. 17 until Sept. 3, Labor Day.

The has been spreading the word about this campaign. A strong message on the Hasbrouck Heights police department’s website informs all nearly one-third of all accidents nationwide are alcohol related. 

The police remind all to not drink and drive, be sure to have a designated sober driver, do not let friends drive drunk and to report impaired drivers to the police.

Police remind that all anyone caught behind the wheel after having too much to drink will be arrested and prosecuted.

Speedwatcher August 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM
STOP THE SPEEDING! on the side streets, car go right through the stop signs and the average speed on Williams avenue is 50 mph. At least keep the Ped X-ing sign out on Williams and Burton at all times. I saw an old man almost fall over himself by a speeding driver. The Ped X-ing sign would deter speeders if police cannot monitor the speeding. Its out of control on Williams Avenue between the Boulevard and Terrace Ave.
abc August 17, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Drunk driving should be heavily enforced all the time, not just for a campaign. It's a joke, this is a social problem that continues to bring in big revenue. Speedwatcher is right, enforcement and presence are needed. Cops should be out enforcing the laws, you just don't see enough cops around.
Ricky August 18, 2012 at 07:39 AM
>> the average speed on Williams avenue is 50 mph<< Now you know that's a big time exaggeration. So you mean many vehicles go above that limit and many below it making it the 'average'...ok maybe you didn't mean it that way but to say most everyone is speeding on that street just isn't the case.


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