Police Chief Dennis Cribben and the Mt. Laurel Police Department have announced its intention to use the full effects of roadside checkpoints these winter and fall seasons in the enforcement of intoxicated and impaired drivers. Driving while intoxicated is a very serious violation of state law and taken very seriously by the entire Mt. Laurel Police Department.
Police officers from this agency will utilize appropriate traffic control devices to facilitate roadside checks in accordance with departmental policy and law. Motorists traveling on the selected roadways will be asked to slow down and even stop during the course of a checkpoint. Police will make every effort to limit traffic delays. Motorists are asked to be patient and cooperate with such proactive measures in a “police-public partnership” on making our roadways safer for everyone. Our goal is to prevent motorists from driving while intoxicated.
Drunk Driving Enforcement Funds collected by the court system will be used to fund these DWI enforcement efforts.
The aforementioned checkpoints may be operational through Nov. 25. The exact locations, dates, and times will not be revealed at this time. However, potential areas of operation will be major roadways and thoroughfares that pass through the township.
More specifically, roadways such as State Highway 73, State Highway 38, S. Church Street, Fellowship Road and Hainesport Road will be utilized. All checkpoints will be highly visible at the time of execution. A letter of request and justification specifically indicating the exact locations, dates, and times will be on file with the Chief of Police.
Concerned citizens are always encouraged to report erratic or DWI driving to local authorities.