LINDEN — Over the Labor Day holiday, the Linden Police Department will join forces with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the nation to take part in the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” crackdown on impaired driving.
The initiative will take place from Aug. 20 until Sept. 6. The Linden Police Department has received a $4,400 grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for overtime enforcement during this two-week campaign.
“Last year in New Jersey alone, 185 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related crashes and 67 of these alcohol-related fatalities occurred during the summer travel season,” said Linden Police Chief Michael Boyle.
“All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this careless disregard for human life. Because we’re committed to ending these tragedies, we’re intensifying enforcement during the crackdown with saturation patrols. We’ll be especially vigilant during high-risk nighttime hours when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads. Our message is simple and unwavering. If we find you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions,” said Sgt. Michael Babulski, commander of the Linden Police Traffic Bureau.
As a result of the 2009 Labor Day Crackdown there were 18 impaired drivers arrested in the City of Linden.
For more information about driving while intoxicated, visit www.nj.gov/oag/hts/downloads/dui-bro-eng.pdf
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