Expect roving DWI patrols and checkpoints during Thanksgiving weekend

HUDSON COUNTY – Sheriff Frank X. Schillari announced that the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office will have extra roving DWI patrols during Thanksgiving weekend.
“The extra patrols will ensure the safety of Hudson County residents and travelers by roving county roads throughout Hudson County starting Thanksgiving eve and continuing through the weekend,” said Schillari.
Thanksgiving eve, which takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 25 this year, is considered to be one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. “We want everyone to enjoy the holidays but to do so in a safe and responsible manner. I urge everyone to not put themselves or others at risk by driving impaired,” added Schillari.
The extra roving patrols are made possible thanks to the Federal Drunk Driving Enforcement Grant.
In addition to the roving patrols, the North Bergen Police Department will conduct a DWI checkpoint within the township on Thanksgiving eve.
“With the holidays around the corner, we want to ensure that everyone gets home safe,” said North Bergen Chief of Police Robert Dowd. “The North Bergen Police Department is dedicated to making our roads and neighborhoods safer. By implementing sobriety checkpoints, we are doing our part to make sure everyone has a safe holiday season.”
Those who will be out celebrating are advised to follow these tips:
– Designate a driver who will not drink alcohol.
– Take public transportation or use a taxi service.
– If traveling on foot ask a sober friend to drive you to your doorstep.
– If possible spend the night where the activity is held.
– Help report impaired or aggressive drivers to local law enforcement officers
– Remember to always buckle up regardless of where seated in a car.

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