Egg Harbor Township Police Department Participates in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Officials from the Egg Harbor Township Police Department began focusing their efforts on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs beginning Friday, December 11th.
The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is a critical law enforcement program that endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. These efforts are raised during the time of year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent.
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2015 Year End Holiday Crackdown will provide the following guidance:

  • Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

  • Spend the night where the activity or party is held.

  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life and inaction could cost a life.

  • Always buckle-up, every ride.  It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.

  • If you are intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive or escort you to your doorstep.

  • Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.


Nationally, over 10,000 people die each year due to drunk driving accidents and last year, 27 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey were related to alcohol. The societal cost of alcohol-related accidents is estimated to be $37 billion annually.
For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit their website at http://www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober/.

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