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DWI Checkpoint Coming to Denville

Morris County Prosecutor's Office says it will be implemented between Friday and Saturday.

A DWI checkpoint will be implemented in Denville Township between Friday and Saturday, Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi said.

A grant from the State Division of Highway Traffic Safety Administration is being used to implement multiple checkpoints throughout the county on various dates. One of those checkpoints was .

The office received the grant, named “County DWI Enforcement Grant.” It is designed to establish checkpoints in cooperation with the Morris County municipal police departments at various locations throughout the county.

“The goal of the grant is to cut down on the number of drunk drivers who utilize our roads as well as to prevent crashes that are the direct result from drinking and driving," Bianchi said.

been there August 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Yes simple, but expensive to the individual.....why should the law abiding people have to pay extra for the drunks..... do you really believe the police get the money ????? it goes to the great state of NJ
Amy Marie August 10, 2012 at 11:43 PM
People like you who bitch about your rights being violated by checks like this or in airports, etc. are usually also the first ones who want to sue anyone and everyone when they are hit by a drunk driver or their family dies in a terrorist attack. OH WHY DIDN'T THEY KEEP US SAFERRRRRRR?!?! SOMEONE NEEDS TO PAY! I SWEAR IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY! It's a joke. And so are you. Also, equating DWI checkpoints to slavery shows how ridiculous you truly are Mr. Hookerman.
Timber August 16, 2012 at 06:21 AM
It's disgusting that people discount their Rights so easily.
stacie bohr August 16, 2012 at 09:54 AM
DWI check points are nothing new so I'm not exactly sure what all the hub bub is about. I got my license in the eighties and on any given night, traveling back to Bergen county from either Hoboken, the city or wherever, there were random checkpoints. I'm not a fan of the inconvenience but this isn't anything that hasn't been happening for years. My question is really more of why are they telling us? Is that a state or county requirement? Like Town Drunk said, they're giving those who do drive drunk a heads up. It's like me hiding cookies so my kids won't gobble them up but letting them know where I hid them. Or, on the flip side, maybe making people aware that there are checkpoints will make drunk drivers think twice before getting behind the wheel. I don't know.
Chuck Ruff August 17, 2012 at 04:20 PM
It took 144 years before women were give the right to vote in this country. Saying that a violated right is 'nothing new' does not seem to be a reasonable defense.

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