Families in New Jersey will gather later this morning to mourn loved ones they’ve lost to impaired driving.
The second annual New Jersey Remembers commemoration starts at 11 a.m. at the Trenton War Memorial, from where families will participate in a processional led by local and state police officers.
Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky, State Police Lt. Colonel Louis P. Klock, Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton and DWI officers from all of the state’s counties will be on hand for the ceremony as families display photos of their lost loved ones.
According to the event announcement from the state’s office of attorney general, alcohol-related crash fatalities account for 30 percent of the total crash fatalities in New Jersey.