County Sheriff’s Office joins end of summer crusade against drunk driving


The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office has joined the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign for an end of summer crackdown on drunk driving. Hudson County Sheriff's Office

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The campaign, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, will begin on August 18th and run through September 4th – the end of Labor Day weekend.

The sheriff’s office will have roving patrols, as well as a Sobriety Check Point, as part of their enforcement efforts.

“Crashes caused by drunk drivers are preventable, every year thousands of people die as a result of alcohol related crashes,” Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari said in a statement.

“My officers will be out looking for impaired drivers and getting them off the road before they can cause harm.”

Schillari also urged drivers to use transportation services such as Uber and Lyft, have a designated driver, or spend the night where the event is being held if they know they are going to be drinking.

Furthermore, the sheriff’s office notes that a drunk or aggressive driver can be reported by dialing #77.

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