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Police To Set Up Local DWI Checkpoints On St. Patrick's Day


St. Patrick's Day at Jersey Shore means increased police presences as people celebrate the Irish-themed holiday.

The New Jersey State Police have announced they will be conducting DWI sobriety checkpoints at a couple of locations on Friday, March 17.

"The real reason we set up sobriety checkpoints is to deter people from getting behind the wheel after drinking," according to the New Jersey State Police. "It's not about making DWI arrests. It's about prevention and saving lives."

Tomorrow's DWI checkpoints will be in the following areas:

•Belmar/Neptune area in Monmouth County

•Garden State Parkway northbound entrance ramp at Exit 98 in Wall Township, Monmouth County

•New Jersey Turnpike Hudson Bay Extension entrance at Interchange 14C in Jersey City, Hudson County

Police are asking people who see a driver they believe is posing a hazard because of poor driving behaviors, to call the aggressive driver tip line from a hands-free mobile device and report it by dialing #77. Be ready to give a description of the vehicle and occupants, a location and direction, and a license plate if possible.

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