The Marlboro Police Department will be checking for drunk drivers this Friday night and into the early morning hours of Saturday, June 6. Working in cooperation with the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, members of the Monmouth County DWI Task Force will be checking for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs, along the southbound lanes of Route 9 in Marlboro.
Officers will be signaling to drivers to pull over into the local Lowe’s parking lot in Marlboro to check driver sobriety between the hours of 11 p.m. on Friday night and 3 a.m. on Saturday morning. This is according to Brielle Police Chief Michael W. Palmer, the task force coordinator.
This upcoming sobriety roadblock is one of many set up during the year to root out drunk drivers. These checkpoints are used by police across New Jersey to help decrease the number of alcohol-related auto accidents and deaths. Information on these roadblocks is not always readily available, but the law stipulates that impending sobriety checkpoints must be publically announced beforehand. The law also requires New Jersey’s state, county and municipal law enforcement departments only to establish checkpoints based on certain criteria, such as statistical data that indicates an area has a high incidence of DWI arrests.
At a sobriety checkpoint, police typically use the standardized field sobriety testing and/or the Alcotest breath testing machine to establish the blood alcohol content (BAC) of a vehicle operator. As New Jersey DWI Lawyers, we advise that anyone who has been issued a drunk driving summons as a direct result of a roadblock to seek the services of a qualified legal professional.
Each and every one of our attorneys is fully trained and qualified in the operation of the Alcotest breath test device, and all of them are well versed in the procedures and science behind the standardized field sobriety testing. Not many New Jersey law firms can say this about all of their lawyers, which is why The Law Offices of John F. Marshall can help you with your latest DWI or refusal case. We are available 24/7 to provide assistance at 1-877-450-8301.
DWI checkpoint being held in Marlboro this weekend, APP.com, June 4, 2009