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Woodbridge Gets Grant for Drunk Driving Crackdown

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over runs through January 2 in New Jersey.

The Division of Highway Traffic Safety has given a $4,400 grant to Woodbridge PD to combat drunk driving in town over the holiday season.

According to a press release from the NJ Office of the Attorney General, 144 police departments in New Jersey, including Woodbridge, were each given grants in the amount of $4,400 to pay for "saturation patrols and high-visibility sobriety checkpoints" throughout the month of December. 

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is a statewide police campaign that targets drunk drivers throughJanuary 2. 

In 2012, the campaign netted 1,555 DUI arrests, 5,138 summonses for speeding, 3,113 seat belt summonses and the apprehension of over 1,600 fugitives, according to the release. 

“During the holiday season, law enforcement officials always see a jump in the number of drunk and impaired drivers,” said Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky, in the release. “Police will be targeting those drivers and once again this effort will send the message that if you chose to drink and drive, you will be arrested every time, no exception.”

The penalty for a DWI arrest can include a fine of up to $500, a one-year driver's license suspension, and increased insurance rates, according to the release. 

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