Excessive drinking and driving could land you in jail this weekend.
On Friday through early Saturday morning, Gloucester Township police will be conducting a DWI sobriety checkpoint as part of New Jersey's 101 Days of Summer traffic safety campaign and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement initiative.
There were four fatal crashes and four persons killed over the three-day holiday period in 2011, according to the most recent state police statistics.
Gloucester Township Police recommends these steps for a safe Labor Day weekend:
• Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin
• Before drinking, please designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home
• If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely
• If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement
• And remember, if you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.