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.