Hudson County Sheriff’s Office to hold DWI checkpoint in Jersey City Heights


The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office will hold a driving while intoxicated (DWI) checkpoint in the Jersey City Heights on Friday, Sheriff Frank Schillari announced.

Manhattan Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We will be conducting a DWI checkpoint in the area of Kennedy Boulevard and Manhatten Avenue in Jersey City. The primary purpose of this checkpoint is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired,” Schillari said in a statement.

“During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.”

Schillari also noted that in addition to drugs and alcohol, prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs can interference with someone’s cognitive skills if not used properly.

He also indicated that the sheriff’s office will have extra patrols throughout the county to curb intoxicated driving, as well as taking part in the the Hudson County Vision Zero Task Force to make all roadways safer.

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