'Drive Sober' Campaign Nets 17 Arrests in Hopatcong

Police said more than 100 summonses were issued.

Hopatcong police shared details of a month-long "Drive Sober or Get Pulled" over campaign on Monday, showing 17 motorists were arrested on drug charges or for driving while intoxicated.

According to Lt. Thomas Kmetz, the program, which is funded by a grant, was held from Dec. 7 through Jan. 2. A checkpoint was stationed on Lakeside Boulevard and roving patrols throughout the borough were also involved in the arrests and summonses.

Following are the results released by Kmetz.


DWI Drug-Related Warrants 7 10 15



Speeding Uninsured
Driver Suspended
Driver Reckless
Driving  Child
Restraint Other
(Moving and
Non-moving)  14 14 15 8 1 85
BeachBum January 07, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Control the speeding on River Styx, kids are always present on this road as well as walkers and biking
Mikey January 08, 2013 at 12:00 PM
These sweeps are called a "DUI checkpoints", but only about 10% of the violations issued were for booze and drugs. We should call them what they are - a wholesale end run around our pesky constitution's "probable cause" requirement. Papers please!
KC January 12, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Mikey its actually less then 10%. Simple mathematics my friends. Cheers
Mikey January 12, 2013 at 12:02 PM
169 total actions, 17 of them drug & booze. How is that not about 10%? Cheers
Harry January 14, 2013 at 12:45 AM
As I was growning up I had a lot of respect for the police, no more, they have become tax collectors with guns.


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