- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Some 182 police departments around New Jersey will spend the next few weeks targeting drunken drivers.

They’ll share nearly $1 million from the state’s Highway Traffic Safety Division as part of the “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

The division handed each department $5,000 grants to staff saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints between Friday and Sept. 7.

Police made 1,284 driving while intoxicated arrests statewide during last year’s end-of-summer crackdown. They also issued nearly 5,500 speeding tickets and nearly 5,000 citations for seatbelt violations.

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