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NJ State Police Reminds Everyone to Celebrate the New Year Responsibly

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West Trenton, NJ, as we prepare to say goodbye to 2023 and usher in 2024, the New Jersey State Police would like to remind motorists that celebrations start and end with responsible decisions. To ensure this holiday isn’t marred by preventable tragedies, plan ahead for the New Year celebration.

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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign to Promote Safer Roadways During the Holiday Season

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Ridgewood NJ, in a dedicated effort to promote the safety of New Jersey residents and visitors during the upcoming holiday season, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (HTS) today announced the kickoff of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Year-End Holiday Campaign.

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Fair Lawn Crash Leads to Thanksgiving Eve DWI Arrest

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Fair Lawn NJ, a head on Wednesday evening, 11/22, collision at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Wagaraw Road, Fair Lawn resulted in two (2) injuries requiring ambulance transportation, and a DWI arrest. Both crash victims were transported by Hawthorne EMS to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s Wayne facility. Fair Lawn Police detained the driver of a black colored Nissan Rogue and transported him to Fair Lawn Police headquarters for processing. Fair Lawn Fire Companies 1 & 2 also responded to the incident. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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Port Authority Police to Conduct DWI Checkpoints at George Washington Bridge This Weekend

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Fort Lee NJ, as part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s commitment to ensuring the safety of the traveling public, the Port Authority Police Department will conduct Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) checkpoints at the George Washington Bridge from approximately 10 p.m. Friday, June 16, to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 17.

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The Summer Season Starts with Vehicle and Vessel Safety

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West Trenton NJ,  Memorial Day is traditionally the unofficial start to summer and the official start to the summer driving season. This Memorial Day weekend there will be thousands of motorists travelling New Jersey’s roadways to get to our beaches, lakes, state parks or just across town to a friend’s house. Whether you will be traveling to the Jersey shore or down the street to be with family and friends, motorists will need to be cautious in order to avoid tragedies.

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NJ State Police Increase Patrols Statewide for July 4th Holiday Weekend

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Ridgewood NJ, the New Jersey State Police would like everyone to enjoy their holiday safely. If you plan on visiting one of our beaches, lakes, state parks, or spending time with friends and family, there will be more cars on our roadways statewide, including ours.

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New Jersey State Police Arrest Teaneck Man After DWI Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Weapon Changes

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Teaneck NJ, the New Jersey State Police have arrested Kevin A. Simmons, 49, of Teaneck N.J. after a traffic stop led to a DWI arrest and the recovery of weapons and drugs.

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Glen Rock Police Officer Injured Investigating a Motor Vehicle Accident on South Highwood Avenue

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Glen Rock NJ, on Fraid August 2oth at 9:21 PM, during the course of investigating a motor vehicle accident on South Highwood Avenue, Glen Rock Police Officer Adam Pyatak arrested a 52-year-old Glen Rock woman for D.W.I.  During the course of the arrest, an officer assisting at the scene was injured and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Division of Highway Traffic Safety Kick Off “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Against Impaired Driving

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Ridgewood NJ, As New Jersey heads into the final weeks of summer, police departments across the state today kicked off the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic safety campaign aimed at reducing crashes through the busy Labor Day weekend.

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NJ State Police Deploy Additional Patrols Statewide for July 4th Holiday Weekend

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West Trenton NJ, the New Jersey State Police would like everyone to enjoy their holiday weekend as the State continues to open after the COVID-19 pandemic. With residents celebrating Independence Day for the first time in two years, we understand that everyone wants to reconnect with family and friends whether at a barbecue, driving to the Jersey Shore, or spending time on the water. We would like everyone to dust off their safety playbook and give it a read before heading out for the holiday weekend.

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NJ State Troopers to Set Up Sobriety Checkpoint in Monmouth County

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Belmar Township NJ,  In an effort to make our roads safer and reduce crashes attributed to driving while under the influence, the New Jersey State Police will set up a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 1, in the Belmar Township, Monmouth County area.

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Democrat State Senator Cunningham Arrested in Jersey City on DWI Charge

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Jersey City NJ, Sandra B. Cunningham, the deputy majority leader for state Senate Democrats and a political power player in Hudson County, was arrested and charged with drunken driving after she crashed her car into two parked cars in Jersey City on Thursday.

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UPDATE: Bruce Springsteen Arrested at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook for DWI

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Glen Rock Police Make DWI Arrest while Assisting A Disabled Vehicle on Route 208

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Glen Rock NJ, last Friday January 19th at 3:50 p.m. Glen Rock Police officers were dispatched to Route 208 South near Lincoln Avenue due to a disabled vehicle obstructing traffic. While attempting to assist the vehicle and reopen the traffic lane, officers observed a white Jeep traveling on the shoulder of the road passing stopped traffic. When the vehicle approached the officers, who were on foot along the highway, the operator abruptly attempted to reenter the traffic lane.

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New State Police : Be Prepare for Unexpected Emergencies in Holiday Travel

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West Trenton NJ,  The day before Thanksgiving is typically one of the busiest travel days of the year, but this holiday season has proven to be anything but typical. Although we expect fewer motorists on the road this year, the message of the New Jersey State Police remains the same. If you must travel during the holiday, we encourage you to take the time to prepare for unexpected emergencies by following a few safety tips that will surely come in handy if you find yourself in a jam. Before you head out, please consider the following:

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