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Additional DWI patrols expected for Super Bowl week

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 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 DWI convictions.

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: “ NJ plans DWI crackdown during Super Bowl week,” January 27, 2014