Hudson County Sheriff arrests over 50 people during “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” latest Campaign

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari is announcing the results of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in the annual statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which ended with over 50 arrests and dozens of citations for moving violations and other offenses. With a goal of removing intoxicated drivers from the road and keeping residents safe, Sheriff Schillari deployed extra patrols throughout Hudson County looking specifically for drunk drivers from December 11th, 2015 to January 1st, 2016, a time when impaired driving traditionally increases by approximately 10 percent. These extra patrols were made possible by grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Drunk driving isn’t only illegal, it is wrong and it is dangerous. By participating in the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign and implementing the necessary measures, our goal was to decrease the number of intoxicated drivers and enhance public safety,” said Sheriff Schillari. “With so many families and children on the road visiting relatives and friends during the holiday season it is particularly important to make sure that impaired drivers are found and arrested before they can cause an accident.”

The HCSO’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” arrest stats from December 11, 2015 to January 1, 2016 are as follows:

Total Agency Arrests during campaign – 52

DWI Arrests (Alcohol) – 14

DWI Arrests (Drugs) – 4

Reckless Driving – 1

Careless Driving – 23

Speeding – 8

Seatbelt – 2

Child Restraint – 0

Cell Phone – 0

Suspended DL – 23

Unregistered (Impounds) – 21

Unlicensed Drivers – 10

Other Arrests – 34

Other MV Summonses (Includes Parking) – 98

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