2015 News Release

January 29, 2015

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State Police to Tackle Drunk Driving on Super Bowl Weekend

West Trenton, N.J. – It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we hosted Super Bowl XLVIII here in New Jersey. This year’s game will be played in Arizona, but here in New Jersey the State Police will have increased patrols statewide to tackle a major threat to roadway safety: Driving While Intoxicated.

In addition to normal patrols, extra troopers will be deployed across the state from Friday, January 29 to Monday, February 2.  Troopers will focus on DWI, as well as aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeding, seatbelt, and commercial vehicle enforcement.

“A good coach will prepare before a game,” said Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Callahan, Deputy Superintendent of Operations of the New Jersey State Police.  “If you are traveling to a party where you will be drinking alcohol, plan ahead and make arrangements to stay where you are, or have a taxi or car service bring you home.”

This Super Bowl weekend effort is part of a larger program of DWI enforcement in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which is coordinated by the New Jersey State Police and  the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.  Don’t risk hurting yourself or someone you love by getting behind after you’ve been drinking.  Enjoy the game and get home safely.

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