In the days before the Super Bowl, there will be many discussions about
how the Seattle Seahawks plan to blitz Peyton Manning. However, as the
year’s biggest one-day party approaches, law enforcement agencies
around northern New Jersey are planning a blitz of their own against drunk drivers.
According to a News12.com report, New Jersey State Police, and 21 police
departments near East Rutherford will participate in what is called “The
Sobriety Blitz.” It is reported that these departments will receive
$4,000 grants for additional patrols to crack down on drunk driving in
the days before the big game, as well as before, during and after the
Super Bowl on Sunday. Essentially, there will be more patrols and sobriety
checkpoints in order to take suspected drunk drivers off the road.
Super Bowl XLVIII is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of people
to the area, and traffic is already tough on a daily basis. Because of
this, law enforcement has a vested interest in preventing accidents caused
by drunk drivers. For those arrested and charged with
driving while intoxicated in New Jersey, they face a fine of at least $250.00 and the possibility
of spending the night in jail. This is before additional surcharges and
insurance costs associated with obtaining insurance for those who have
Of course, those who are accused of driving while intoxicated have a number
of defenses available to them, and that is where having an experienced
drunk driving defense attorney is helpful. In the meantime, we hope our
readers drink responsibly and enjoy the game.
Source: NewJersey.news12.com “ NJ plans DWI crackdown during Super Bowl week,”
January 27, 2014