Mansfield Township Police Department has been awarded a grant by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for DWI enforcement. The enforcement campaign, involving state and local law enforcement, starts statewide today and continues into the first week of January 2014. Drunk driving is a killer on the roads all year, but data shows that the tradition of celebrating the holidays with alcohol leads to an increase in traffic crashes and resulting deaths and injuries. Nationwide, the holiday season is a particularly deadly time due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads. In 2011, 760 people lost their lives as a result of drunk-driving-related crashes during the month of December.
Don’t spend the holidays behind bars. Drive sober or get pulled over.