As if you needed another reason not to drink and drive, your chances of being pulled over go way up this weekend if you bend the rules.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joe Coronato announced that law enforcement will be conducting a roving Driving Under the Influence (DUI) enforcement detail this weekend along Route's 35 and 37.

The detail perimeters are State Highway 35 from Seaside Park Borough to Point Pleasant Beach and State Highway 37 Seaside Heights to Manchester Township.

Coronato says this initiative is a pro-active way of preventing any accidents and to also address traffic violations in these areas.

The detail encompasses ten municipal jurisdictions traversing the Route 35 and Route 37 Highways in Ocean County.

Here's what police will especially be looking out for this weekend:

  1. Driving while under the influence.
  2. Aggressive driving.
  3. Improper/unsafe turning.
  4. Failing to yield or keep right.
  5. Improper passing.
  6. Inattentive driving.
  7. Disregard of traffic signals.
  8. Excessive speed.
  9. Following too closely.
  10. Various commercial carrier violations such as overweight, equipment maintenance and inadequate brake pressure.

Equipped participating agencies will utilize Automated License Plate Readers.

Approximately six (6) Variable Message Signs will be strategically placed beginning March 9 reading "Traffic Enforcement Detail in Effect" - "Obey All Traffic Laws".

It's a multi-jurisdictional effort supported by the Chiefs of Police and supervisors from the following jurisdictions:

  • Seaside Heights Police Department
  • Seaside Park Police Department
  • Toms River Police Department
  • Lavallette Police Department
  • Brick Police Department
  • Berkeley Township Police Department
  • Mantoloking Police Department
  • Bay Head Police Department
  • Point Pleasant Beach Police Department
  • Manchester Police Department
  • Lakehurst Police Department
  • Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
  • Ocean County Sheriff's Department
  • NJ State Police Troop "C" Tactical Patrol Unit & D.U.I. Enforcement Patrol

Bottom Line: behave yourself while driving before, during and after this weekend and follow the rules of the road.


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