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Gloucester Township Police to Increase Patrols for St. Patrick's Day

Patrols will increase between Friday and Monday, police said.

The Gloucester Township Police Department will be conducting DWI saturation patrols over the Saint Patrick’s Day weekend, beginning Friday and running through Monday.

These patrols will target Gloucester Township roads that have shown to have a higher number of DWI arrest and motor vehicle crashes. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that alcohol impaired motor vehicle crashes cost an estimated $37 billion dollars annually.

Additionally, in 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol impaired motor vehicle crashes. The New Jersey State Police reported that in 2012, alcohol and/or drug  impairment was a factor in 145 fatal motor vehicle crashes. 

Police advise residents to do one of the following:

* if you plan to drive, don’t  drink;

* choose a sober designated driver before partying; or

* take mass transit or a taxi.

--Press release from the Gloucester Township Police Department
Paul J. DiBartolo March 15, 2014 at 09:10 AM
Driving while Irish...profiling at its best.
Paul J. DiBartolo March 15, 2014 at 09:13 AM
BTW, rather than hammering all of GT to pay for the OT required, can't we figure out a way to make only the Irish pay for this? Kind of like how we make Blackwood residents provide the extra revenue we need through the Red Light Camera scam.
John Reynolds March 15, 2014 at 09:33 AM
DWI tickets go bragh. They should paint those red lights cameras green on Patty's Day, they suck in enough green during the year.

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