RPPD Conducting DWI Checkpoint In November

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Published: November 17, 2011 @ 6:04 AM EDT
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The Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) will be conducting a Drunk Driving checkpoint during the Month of November 2011. Motorists are advised to expect delays.

Law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The purpose of the checkpoint is to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement. During the October 21, 2011 checkpoint, seven (7) persons were charged with DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and three (3) persons were charged with possession of CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) within the jurisdiction of the Borough by the RPPD.

Police advise that if you plan to drink, designate a driver – someone who will not drink alcohol – before going out or take mass transit, a taxi, or to spend the night where the activity is held. If you are intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

Motorists and pedestrians should report impaired drivers to law enforcement. In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver, or you can contact the Roselle Park Police Department at (908) 245-2300.