The Bayshore Task Force, comprised of police departments in Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Hazlet, Holmdel, Highlands, Keyport, Keansburg, Matawan, Middletown, and Union Beach, will be deploying officers as part of a DWI Saturation Patrol during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Nine of the departments were awarded grants from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety of $10,000 each to conduct saturation patrols. The remainder will use Drunk Driving Enforcement Funds. Additional saturation patrols will be scheduled to coincide with holidays and other periods prone to increases in DWI-related crashes.
Drivers, please follow these tips to keep the holidays safe and happy:
- Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk—or worse, the risk of having a crash.
- If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.
- If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
Remember, driving after drinking should never be an option.