Starting this Friday (12/7), Point Pleasant officials have announced that they will be cracking down on those who drive under any type of influence as part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" statewide campaign.

Officials will be have random sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols looking for those who are intoxicated while behind the wheel.

I have personally spoken to people who I have witnessed drive under the influence and their thought process is that "It's not going to be me" -- until it does. And may I also add that you are putting those driving around you in danger.

The holidays are a time of celebration but Captain Robert Lokerson reminds everyone that safety needs to remain the highest priority.

"During the last five years New Jersey has experienced nearly 38,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 700 fatalities," Lokerson said. "This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally creases by nearly 10 percent."

Here are a few tips so that you and those around stay safe:

1. Utilize mass transit, uber, lyft, taxis.

2. Ask a sober friend to be the designated driver

3. Spend the night wherever the event is being held

4. If you see someone who is impaired getting behind the wheel, contact law enforcement.

5. Buckle-up EVERY SINGLE TIME

Take a look at the official announcement HERE.

Happy Holidays to all and everyone please stay safe and drink responsibly.

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