While the North Bergen Police Department has scheduled a driving while intoxicated (DWI) checkpoint for Thanksgiving Eve, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office plans to implement “roving DWI patrols” throughout the Thanksgiving holiday week.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The extra patrols will ensure the safety of Hudson County residents and travelers by roving county roads throughout Hudson County starting Thanksgiving Eve and continuing through the weekend,” Sheriff Frank Schillari said in a statement, noting that Thanksgiving Eve is considered one of the biggest drinking nights of the year.
“We want everyone to enjoy the holidays but to do so in a safe and responsible manner. I urge everyone to not put themselves or others at risk by driving impaired.”
Schillari further stated that extra roving patrols are made possible due to the federal Drunk Driving Enforcement Grant.
The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office advises those who will be consuming alcohol to use designated drivers or a taxi service to get to and from their destinations during the holidays.