Hopatcong Police participate in annual statewide campaign starting Friday.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Hopatcong Police will be cracking down on drunk drivers for the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign starting on Friday, according to a report released by Lt. Thomas Kmetz. The campaign will run until Jan. 2, where both local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for drivers who may be driving under the influence, the report said. The campaign, launched in 1999, will raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving during one of the busiest travel times of the year by displaying posters, banners and other signs through public education tools. According to the report, 152 people were killed in the state last year from alcohol-impaired crashes…
Department awarded 88 additional hours for patrol through 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.'
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Division of Highway Traffic Safety has awarded "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" grant money to the Hopatcong Police Department. The department said it was awarded 88 additional hours for DWI enforcement patrol. It also said there will be enhanced patrols and a checkpoint from Friday through Sept. 3. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is a concentrated national effort, helping to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education, the department said. Launched nationally in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year, including this Labor Day holiday.