During the past holiday season, The Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Year End Holiday Crackdown.
Between Dec. 6, 2019 and Jan. 1, the GTPD increased proactive enforcement operations utilizing marked and unmarked patrols designed to combat instances of Driving While Intoxicated due to drugs and alcohol.
As a result of these enhanced efforts, the GTPD showed zero tolerance for impaired driving, arresting seven offenders for Driving While Intoxicated. Additionally, 80 drivers were issued summonses for driving with a suspended driver’s license and 79 summonses were issued for careless, reckless or otherwise unsafe driving behavior.
In addition to the seven arrests for DWI, GTPD officers assigned to the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign also made five arrests of individuals with outstanding warrants and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
During one of the proactive patrols in the area of the Black Horse Pike an officer conducted a motor vehicle stop where the driver fled from the vehicle, leading officers on a foot pursuit. After a perimeter was established officers located the driver who was taken into custody and subsequently charged with Eluding, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction of Justice.