DWI Checkpoints, December 21, 2018

DWI Checkpoint Announcement 
 
On December 21, 2018, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., the Cedar Grove Police Department will set up checkpoints to screen drivers for intoxication along NJ State Route 23 and Ridge Road.
 
Last year, 20% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey were alcohol-related. Nationally, more than 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving crashes. The societal cost associated with these crashes is estimated to be $37 billion annually.
 
The Cedar Grove Police Department offers the following advice for the holiday season:
 

  • Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

  • Spend the night where the activity or party is held.

  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life. 

  • Always buckle-up, every ride.  It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.

  • If you are intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive or escort you to your doorstep.

  • Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.