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
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
* 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