DWI Labor Day holiday crackdown begins in 10 Burlco towns
Starting today through Sept. 2, police in 10 Burlington County towns will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunken driving sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The effort includes Cinnaminson, Mansfield, Medford, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, New Hanover, Palmyra, Riverside, Westampton and Willingboro. Each municipality participating in the national campaign received a federal grant of $4,400 after applying for the funds. Police are expected to utilize various means including saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.
As a reminder, the level of suspicion required for a motor vehicle stop is very low, including any motor vehicle violation. The most common basis is weaving, which need be as little as one wheel crossing the fog line or shoulder line. When it comes to checkpoints, police can question drivers without observing any violation.
Also, although no person’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) computes exactly the same, the .08 % BAC limit does not require an extreme level of consumption. An average 150 pound male can reach that limit by drinking four (4) 12 ounce beers within 2 hours, and remember, those tasty microbrews tend to double the alcohol content. For an average female of 120-130 pounds, that number decreases to 3 beers or glasses of wine in 2 hours.
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