You better watch out; you better not drive drunk. Cops in your town may be starting their holiday DWI patrols weeks before the holidays.

A total of 166 police departments will be cracking down on drunk drivers from Dec. 8 until New Year's Day as a part of the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. The state this year awarded more than $851,500 to the agencies to help pay for the extra patrols.

About a dozen more agencies are participating in this year's holiday crackdown, with state awarding an additional $100,000 in grants.

In announcing the initiative this week, officials noted that New Jersey has had 40,000 alcohol-related crashes with 750 deaths in the past five years. Last year, 20 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in the state were alcohol-related.

December is the month that usually sees a 10 percent increase in impaired driving, officials say.

Participating departments

Atlantic — Atlantic Highlands PD — $5,500
Atlantic — Egg Harbor Twp PD — $5,500
Atlantic — Galloway PD — $5,500
Atlantic — Hamilton PD — $5,500
Atlantic — Hammonton PD — $5,500
Atlantic — Mullica PD — $5,500
Atlantic — Pleasantville PD — $5,500
Bergen — Bergenfield PD — $5,500
Bergen — Edgewater PD — $5,500
Bergen — Emerson PD — $5,500
Bergen — Fort Lee PD — $5,500
Bergen — Garfield PD — $5,500
Bergen — Hackensack PD — $5,500
Bergen — Hillsdale PD — $5,500
Bergen — Ho-Ho-Kus PD — $5,500
Bergen — Lyndhurst PD — $5,500
Bergen — Mahwah PD — $5,500
Bergen — Maywood PD — $5,500
Bergen — North Arlington PD — $5,500
Bergen — Oradell PD — $5,500
Bergen — Palisades Interstate Parkway PD — $5,500
Bergen — Paramus PD — $5,500
Bergen — Ridgefield Park PD — $5,500
Bergen — Ridgewood PD — $5,500
Bergen — River Vale PD — $5,500
Bergen — Saddle River PD — $5,500
Bergen — South Hackensack PD — $5,500
Bergen — Teaneck PD — $5,500
Bergen — Wyckoff PD — $5,500
Burlington — Burlington Twp PD — $5,500
Burlington — Cinnaminson PD — $5,500
Burlington — Evesham PD — $5,500
Burlington — Medford PD — $5,500
Burlington — New Hanover PD — $5,500
Burlington — Riverside PD — $5,500
Burlington — Westampton PD — $5,500
Camden — Barrington PD — $5,500
Camden — Brooklawn PD — $5,500
Camden — Cherry Hill PD — $5,500
Camden — Delaware River and Port Authority $5,500
Camden — Gloucester Twp PD — $5,500
Camden — Haddon Heights PD — $5,500
Camden — Pine Hill PD — $5,500
Camden — Winslow PD — $5,500
Cape May — Lower PD — $5,500
Cumberland — Millville PD — $5,500
Cumberland — Vineland PD — $5,500
Essex — Belleville PD — $5,500
Essex — Bloomfield PD — $5,500
Essex — Essex County Sheriff $5,500
Essex — Glen Ridge PD — $5,500
Gloucester — Clayton PD — $1,100
Gloucester — Deptford PD — $6,820
Gloucester — Glassboro PD — $6,820
Gloucester — Greenwich PD — $1,100
Gloucester — Harrison PD — $1,980
Gloucester — Logan PD — $1,100
Gloucester — Mantua PD — $4,840
Gloucester — Monroe PD — $4,840
Gloucester — Pitman PD — $1,100
Gloucester — Washington PD — $6,820
Gloucester — Westville PD — $1,980
Gloucester — Woodbury Heights PD — $1,100
Gloucester — Woodbury PD — $6,820
Gloucester — Woolwich PD — $2,640
Hudson — Guttenberg PD — $5,500
Hudson — Harrison PD — $5,500
Hudson — Hoboken PD — $5,500
Hudson — Hudson — County Sheriff $5,500
Hudson — North Bergen — Twp PD — $5,500
Hudson — Secaucus PD — $5,500
Hudson — Union City PD — $5,500
Hudson — West New York PD — $5,500
Hunterdon — Clinton PD — $4,400
Hunterdon — Clinton Twp PD — $5,500
Hunterdon — Flemington PD — $4,950
Hunterdon — Frenchtown PD — $5,500
Hunterdon — Readington PD — $2,750
Hunterdon — West Amwell PD — $4,400
Mercer — East Windsor PD — $5,500
Mercer — Ewing PD — $5,500
Mercer — Hamilton PD — $5,500
Mercer — Hightstown PD — $5,500
Mercer — Lawrence PD — $5,500
Middlesex — Carteret PD — $5,500
Middlesex — Dunellen PD — $5,500
Middlesex — East Brunswick PD — $5,500
Middlesex — Edison PD — $5,500
Middlesex — Monroe PD — $5,500
Middlesex — New Bruswick PD — $5,500
Middlesex — North Brunswick PD — $5,500
Middlesex — Old Bridge PD — $5,500
Middlesex — Piscataway PD — $5,500
Middlesex — Plainsboro PD — $5,500
Middlesex — South Brunswick PD — $5,500
Middlesex — South River PD — $5,500
Middlesex — Spotswood PD — $5,500
Middlesex — Woodbridge PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Allentown PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Deal PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Eatontown PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Holmdel PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Keansburg PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Keyport PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Middletown PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Monmouth County Sheriff $5,500
Monmouth — Neptune PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Ocean PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Sea Bright PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Sea Girt PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Spring Lake Heights PD — $5,500
Monmouth — Union Beach PD — $5,500
Morris — Boonton PD — $5,500
Morris — Denville PD — $5,500
Morris — Florham Park PD — $5,500
Morris — Hanover PD — $5,500
Morris — Jefferson PD — $5,500
Morris — Morris County Park Police $5,500
Morris — Morris Plains PD — $5,500
Morris — Morris Twp PD — $5,500
Morris — Mount Olive PD — $5,500
Morris — Randolph PD — $5,500
Morris — Rockaway PD — $5,500
Ocean — Barnegat PD — $5,500
Ocean — Bay Head PD — $5,500
Ocean — Jackson PD — $5,500
Ocean — Lakehurst PD — $5,500
Ocean — Manchester PD — $5,500
Ocean — Mantoloking PD — $5,500
Ocean — Ocean Gate PD — $5,500
Ocean — Point Pleasant Beach PD — $5,500
Ocean — Point Pleasant PD — $5,500
Passaic — Bloomingdale PD — $5,500
Passaic — Clifton PD — $5,500
Passaic — Hawthorne PD — $5,500
Passaic — Passaic — PD — $5,500
Salem — Penns Grove PD — $5,500
Somerset — Bedminster PD — $1,980
Somerset — Bernards PD — $5,500
Somerset — Bernardsville PD — $1,650
Somerset — Bound Brook PD — $5,500
Somerset — Branchburg PD — $5,500
Somerset — Bridgewater PD — $1,100
Somerset — Far Hills PD — $5,500
Somerset — Franklin PD — $5,500
Somerset — Green Brook PD — $5,500
Somerset — Hillsborough PD — $4,400
Somerset — Manville PD — $5,500
Somerset — Montgomery PD — $5,500
Somerset — North Plainfield PD — $3,300
Somerset — Peapack Gladstone PD — $5,500
Somerset — Somerset County Sheriff $5,500
Somerset — Somerville PD — $1,870
Somerset — South Bound Brook PD — $880
Somerset — Warren PD — $5,500
Somerset — Watchung PD — $5,500
Sussex — Hopatcong PD — $5,500
Sussex — Sparta PD — $5,500
Sussex — Vernon PD — $5,500
Union — Cranford PD — $5,500
Union — Linden PD — $5,500
Union — Rahway PD — $5,500
Union — Roselle Park PD — $5,500
Union — Union PD — $5,500
Warren — Hackettstown PD — $5,500
Warren — Washington Twp PD — $770

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Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email sergio.bichao@townsquaremedia.com.

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