Drunk driving checkpoints now operating in West New York
If you drink and drive in West New York, beware. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” the WNY police department’s 2014 Labor Day safe driving campaign, is underway until Sept. 1. Local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols looking for intoxicated drivers. They offer the following advice:
• Designate a driver
• Take mass transit, a taxi, or ask a friend to drink you if you are intoxicated, whether you are walking or plan to drive
• Spend the night the activity is held
• Report impaired drivers to the police by dialing #777
• Always wear a seat belt
In 2013 alcohol related fatalities accounted for 22 percent of New Jersey’s vehicle fatalities.