Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Drivers Warned: NJ Authorities Out in Force for St. Patrick’s Day [AUDIO]

It may not be one of the top holidays linked to drinking and driving, but New Jersey authorities are reminding those who are celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day not to get behind the wheel after they’ve had a few alcoholic beverages.

William Thomas Cain, Getty

“We encourage people to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but do so without consuming alcohol and driving,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

“There is simply no excuse for drinking and driving and if you’re planning to attend a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at a local restaurant or tavern or even at a residence, make sure you have a designated driver,” Powdubicky said.

“If you know someone who’s about to drive while impaired, take his or her keys and arrange for a ride home,” said Poedubicky.  “Also, if you have too much to drink, give up your keys or call someone who can give you a ride home.  We certainly don’t want safety to be an afterthought.”

Police presence will vary from town to town, but in general, officers will be on alert to the possible dangers of intoxicated drivers and other violations over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

RELATED:

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.