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Hackettstown Police Department releases results of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Police Department has released the numbers from its recent “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.”

Between the weeks of Aug. 16, 2019 and Sept. 2, 2019 there were 9 driving while intoxicated arrests, 1 warrant arrest, 2 drug arrests, 5 seatbelt tickets, 2 speeding tickets, 7 reckless driving tickets, 7 careless driving tickets, 12 suspended driver tickets and 118 other moving and non-moving tickets issued.

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by educational activities including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners and mobile video display signs. The campaign looks to curtail impaired driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period.

As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local police agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign. During last year’s crackdown, participating agencies made 1,196 DWI arrests.

The Hackettstown Police Department was the only department in Warren County to receive the $5,500 grant money.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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