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Eatontown Police Conducting DWI Checkpoint Friday Night

The checkpoint will be located on Route 36 west.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
By Christopher Sheldon

The Eatontown Police Department will be continuing its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign this weekend when it conducts a D.W.I. checkpoint.

The checkpoint will be held from 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 through 3 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Eatontown Patrolman Christopher Bartlett said the checkpoint will be held "in the area of Route 36 west," in the borough.

“This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent," Bartlett said. “This initiative brings attention to the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them.”

The Eatontown Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau offers the following suggestions:

· Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

· Spend the night where the activity is held.

· If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life. 

· Always buckle-up, every ride. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.

· 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 or escort you to your doorstep.

· Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. 

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