Extra police on highways watching for drunk and tired drivers

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The holiday weekend is also one for big parties. No matter where you drive there will be extra eyes on the road.

George Geisler of the Pennsylvania DUI association says this weekend is a time when many young people have reunions and that in many cases means too much drinking.

“This is the first time that all the college kids are home, getting back together with their buddies it’s a big deal, sometimes the indiscretions overpower reasoning and and they go out and do things that they shouldn’t do,” Geisler said. 

To keep a watchful eye on the highways state police across our region will be adding patrols. New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones says they want to keep the roadways safe.

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“Making sure the roads are clear of drunk drivers is a real priority for us. If alcohol is going to figure into your it’s a real easy no brainer here, you just plan that one person is going to be your designated driver, it’s as simple as that,” Jones said. 

Jones says with the inclement weather, people need to be extra careful, even if they aren’t drinking.

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