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 sheriffâ€™s office will have roving patrols, as well as a Sobriety Check Point, as part of their enforcement efforts.
â€œCrashes caused by drunk drivers are preventable, every year thousands of people die as a result of alcohol related crashes,â€ Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari said in a statement.
â€œMy officers will be out looking for impaired drivers and getting them off the road before they can cause harm.â€
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.