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.