Police warn drivers about drunk driving

HOBOKEN—The Hoboken Police Department announced their participation in the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
From Dec. 9 to Jan 1 law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“Good job with DWI arrests last night @LtJimPeck & Officers Arocho & Cuevas. Continue to take dangerous drivers off the roads!” tweeted Chief Ken Ferrante on Dec. 10.
He added in a second tweet “Two DWI arrests last night by @HobokenPD, one for a hit and run and the other for operating wrong way on a one way.”
The release advises the public to have a designated driver before going out, take mass transportation, to buckle up, to have a sober friend pick you up, or to “spend the night where the activity is held.”
“Many people believe that after a few drinks they’re still safe to drive,” said Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety Gary Poedubicky. “Even one drink can impair your judgment and reaction time, putting not only yourself by everyone on the road in danger.”

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