Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Checkpoint Locations

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over will be in full effect in the following locations

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As we head into the final Holiday Season of 2018, the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over checkpoints will be in full effect in the following locations.

Morris County Participating Police Departments:

  • Boonton Township PD  
  • Chester Twp PD  
  • Denville PD  
  • Dover PD  
  • Hanover PD  
  • Jefferson PD  
  • Montville PD  
  • Morris County Park Police  
  • Morris Twp PD   
  • Mount Olive PD  
  • Parsippany-Troy Hills PD  
  • Randolph PD  
  • Roxbury PD

Sussex County Participating Police Departments:

  • Hopatcong PD  
  • Sparta PD  
  • Vernon PD

NJ Office of Attorney General

Sobriety checkpoints are an effective law enforcement tool involving the stopping of vehicles or a specific sequence of vehicles, at a predetermined fixed location to detect drivers impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs. These operations not only serve as a specific deterrent by arresting impaired drivers who pass through the checkpoints, but more importantly, as a general deterrent to persons who have knowledge of the operation. Sobriety checkpoints increase the perception of the risk of arrest, if they are adequately publicized and highly visible to the public.

As a community we all support law enforcement efforts to protect us from theft, burglary, assault and terrorism. Yet, many otherwise law-biding citizens continue to view impaired driving merely as a traffic offense. Don't be fooled. Impaired driving is no accident nor is it a victimless crime.

The key to deterring impaired driving is highly visible enforcement. The research is clear on the affect highly visible enforcement has on deterring impaired driving. Prevention and not arrest is the goal of the campaign. Drivers must perceive that the risk of being caught is too high before their behavior will change.

Impaired driving is one of the most often committed crimes, randomly killing someone in America every 30 minutes and nearly 50 people a day. That means you, your family or friends are just as likely to be innocent victims.

Nationally, impaired driving fatalities are on the rise. Almost 18,000 people are killed each year. About 250,000 people are injured.

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