County, local law enforcement to have DWI checkpoint at Jersey City-Hoboken border


County and local law enforcement will have a driving while intoxicated checkpoint at the Jersey City and Hoboken border Friday evening into early Saturday morning, Sheriff Frank Schillari announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Jersey City Police Department and the Hoboken Police Department, will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs on Friday, November 17, from 10:00 p.m. until 3:30 a.m.

They will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint in the area of Paterson Plank Road and Hope Street on the Jersey City/Hoboken border. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping the traveling public safe, which is why the primary purpose of this checkpoint is not to make arrests but to deter drivers from driving impaired,” Schillari said in a statement. “

“Impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may also interfere with someone’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office will also have extra patrols throughout the county in an effort to curb driving while intoxicated while also taking part in the Hudson County Vision Zero Task Force in order to make all of our roadways safer.”

Schillari also advises anyone who goes out drinking to take mass transit, taxi, car service, have a designated driver, or spend the night at a friend’s house to avoid driving impaired, as well as to contact law enforcement if someone is spotted driving erratically.

This is the second DWI checkpoint in that location in the past three weeks, with one active on the Saturday where many people were celebrating Halloween.

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