- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - As hundreds of thousands of revelers head to the state for the Super Bowl, New Jersey law enforcement officials have launched a multiagency effort to combat drunken driving.

Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman said Monday that “The Sobriety Blitz” combines the efforts of state police and the divisions of Highway Traffic Safety and Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Hoffman says arrest data shows Super Bowl Sunday rivals other major holidays for drunken driving arrests. He said stepped-up patrols and enforcement are the most effective measures to help stop drunk driving before, during and after the Super Bowl, which will be played Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

Twenty-one police departments in communities near the stadium will get $4,000 state grants to increase saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

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