A statement from the Hudson County Sheriff's Office attributed the arrest of an intoxicated driver with a loaded handgun to additional funding from the state. Since Jan. 1, a grant from the Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund has enabled the sheriff to increase DWI patrols. The grant pays for overtime and allows the law enforcement agency to have more patrol cars roving the area on the weekends. The sheriff said that the increased funding had already resulted in six additional drunk driving arrests and the capture of three people with outstanding warrants.
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Every day, an average of 29 individuals in New Jersey and across the United States die in a vehicular accident involving an alcohol-impaired driver. The financial cost of accidents that involve a drunk driver is estimated to be $44 million per year. Though most people believe that more action needs to occur in order to prevent drunk driving from occurring, there is much debate on the best course of action.
What penalties individuals accused of drunk driving in New Jersey would face could be changing, depending on what happens with a bill currently in the state’s senate. We’ll now go over the two main areas the bill would make changes in if it were to become law.