In an effort to reduce crashes attributed to driving while intoxicated, the New Jersey State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County tonight, according to an agency release.
Troopers warn that motorists may be stopped between 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
From the release:
Are we losing the element of surprise by sending out this message ahead of time? Maybe, but people who choose to drive after drinking already know how expensive, life-changing, and deadly such a decision can be. But they do it anyway in total disregard for their safety and the safety of everyone else on the road. We’re assuming that their poor judgment will not impede our ability to take drunk drivers off the road just because of a little advance warning.
Anyone who spots a driver posing a hazard can call the aggressive driver tip line from a hands-free mobile device by dialing #77.
“Be ready to give a description of the vehicle and occupants, a location and direction, and a license plate if possible. The better the info, the better our chances of stopping the vehicle, BUT, do not get too close to the vehicle just to get this information,” the release said.
“Your safety is more important to us than getting a perfect description.”