State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Belmar, Neptune area tonight

    The New Jersey State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Belmar/Neptune area tonight, authorities said.

    The checkpoint will be in an undisclosed location, according to a State Police release. 

    State troopers will be looking for signs of drug or alcohol impairment.

    “Enhanced DWI enforcement in the Belmar/Neptune area will serve as a deterrent to people who may be inclined to take the wheel after having too much to drink,” said Lt. Colonel Patrick Callahan, Deputy Superintendent, in the release. “We are confident that taking impaired drivers off the road will reduce the overall number of crashes in the area.”

    Authorities advise motorists to expect some delays while the checkpoint is underway. 

    “If you plan on drinking, do not drive, and make sure to always have a designated driver,” the release said.

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