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Cops to Conduct Enforcement Op, Checkpoint on Route 35 in Brick This Weekend

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Route 35 (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Route 35 (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Police will conduct an enforcement operation targeting both drunk drivers as well as drivers who do not follow the state’s pedestrian crosswalk laws along Route 35 in Brick this weekend. The operation will also include a sobriety checkpoint.

“It is so very important for drivers along the entire length of the Route 35 beach road to use an extra measure of caution due to the constant summer foot and bike traffic,” said Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.

The prosecutor’s office has organized the detail and checkpoint, which will also include local police. The program’s design “creates a force multiplier” by regionalizing and supplementing local DWI enforcement, a statement from the prosecutor’s office said. The detail comes as a “proactive measure to slow people down and influence responsible driving along this stretch of roadway” known for high pedestrian foot traffic during the busy summer season. 

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Inattentive and aggressive drivers are always targets of law enforcements’ regular patrols, the statement said, but the purpose of this effort is to “detect, educate, deter, arrest, and vigorously prosecute impaired drivers,” while also making Ocean County roads safer for the added pedestrian traffic. The program targets those under the influence of alcohol, but will also pay close attention to those not yielding to pedestrians and bike traffic.

The checkpoint program, which is funded in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, will be conducted by local police agencies in conjunction with Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit focusing on both intoxicated and drug impaired drivers. The program is operated/coordinated by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Vehicular Homicide Unit under the direction of Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Michael Weatherstone.


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  • Beach N8iv

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  • Mac

    This weekend’s tribute to “Unpleasant Memories of the Past” at the Jersey Shore will be celebrated in Brick Township, courtesy of Ocean County’s foremost renowned license plate reader recording tunnel rat, Ocean County Prosecutor Coronato. It seems like there is nothing that Hilter represented that Coronato can resist trying to perfect for all of us. So much for the theory that none of those U-boats in the 40’s ran aground under the Seaside boardwalk.

    Before driving at the normal crawl between traffic lights in Brick this weekend, make sure your paperwork is in order, all your library fines are up to date, your vehicle tires are all properly inflated for safer braking, and you have a doctor’s note certifying you have had eight hours of sleep within the past 24 hours. Otherwise, from the latest DWI witch-hunt studies available, if you so much as drive by a bar having less than 8-hours of sleep in the past 24 hours, you may be even drunker than the county prosecutor’s honed drunk driving machines indicate. And if that’s your case, you can be expected to be arrested, your vehicle impounded, and your name added to the ‘no fly’ list, even in an airplane.