New Jersey Police Say, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
New Jersey police are targeting drunk driving with a new initiative that will put more cops on the road and put new focus on DUI warning signs. The cops will be setting up extra patrols and checkpoints all over New Jersey, and will continue their extra measures until September 3. Though the number of people killed by alcohol and auto accidents has fallen over the past several years, officials say it is still too high, and they’re committing to lowering it even further.
Sometimes it can be hard to see the dangers that alcohol dependence or abuse can cause. However, those suffering from alcoholism who drive are at high risk of putting everyone in danger—themselves, their friends and family, and other drivers and pedestrians. Gary Poedubicky, the acting Director for the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, said, “All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this careless disregard for human life.” Because there are more alcohol-related traffic incidents at night and on weekends, there will be even more enforcement at those times.
If you think you have a problem with alcoholism, you should seek help before you get sent to jail under New Jersey’s new initiative. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating alcohol dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about alcohol, addiction, and treatment.