Linden Year-End Drunk Driving Crackdown Resulted In 15 Arrests

LINDEN — The Linden Police Department took part in a year-end “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” drunk driving crackdown, and arrested 15 drivers for driving while intoxicated. The initiative began on Dec. 5, 2011 and ran until Jan. 2, 2012.

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a nationwide campaign operated by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The campaign focuses on increased police patrols during the busiest travel and holiday seasons.

During the almost month-long crackdown, the Linden Police Department increased roving patrols to focus on impaired driving. In addition to the 15 arrests for driving while intoxicated, the Linden Police also made 11 felony arrests, 11 drug arrests, and issued over 450 motor vehicle summonses.

In 2011, members of the Linden Police Department arrested 114 motorists for driving while intoxicated. “I’m very proud of our officers,” said Linden Traffic Bureau Michael Babulski. “Hundreds of people lose their lives and get injured in alcohol related crashes every year, and hopefully the dedicated efforts of the officers of our department saved a few lives and stopped a few crashes this holiday season.”

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