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ST. PATRICK’S PARADE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT STATS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the Ocean County law enforcement Route 35/37 traffic enforcement detail for March 11, 2017 produced an impressive enforcement outcome bringing added safety to the significantly high volume traffic activity brought about by the Seaside Heights St. Patrick’s Day parade.  The most significant enforcement statistics included: four (4) Driving Under the Influence arrests, thirty eight (38) Summons for various Moving Violations, three (3) Drug/CDS related offenses, three (3) Warrant arrests, and six (6) fight/disorderly/assault responses.

The detail perimeters included State Highway 35 from Seaside Park Borough to Point Pleasant Beach and State Highway 37 Seaside Heights to Manchester Township.  The detail encompassed ten (11) municipal jurisdictions traversing the Route 35 and Route 37 Highways in Ocean County.  This initiative was a pro-active effort to prevent accidents and address traffic violations following the Seaside Heights Saint Patrick’s Day parade on the identified detail highways.   This safety action was addressed through three (3) critical components; engineering, education and enforcement.  The multi-jurisdictional effort was supported by the Chiefs of Police and supervisors from the following jurisdictions:

  • Seaside Heights Police Department
  • Seaside Park Police Department
  • Toms River Police Department
  • Lavallette Police Department
  • Brick Police Department
  • Berkeley Township Police Department
  • Mantoloking Police Department
  • Bay Head Police Department
  • Point Pleasant Beach Police Department
  • Manchester Police Department
  • Lakehurst Police Department
  • Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Ocean County Sheriff’s Department
  • NJ State Police Troop “C” Tactical Patrol Unit & D.U.I. Enforcement Patrol
  • Ocean County Road Department
  • Ocean County Engineering Department
  • New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation

Detail patrols were instructed to strictly and aggressively enforce NJ motor vehicle statutes that are common contributory causes of crashes.  These causes include, but are not limited to, driving while under the influence, aggressive driving, improper/unsafe turning, failing to yield, failing to keep right, improper passing, inattentive driving, disregard of traffic signals, excessive speed, following too closely and various commercial carrier violations such as overweight, equipment maintenance and inadequate brake pressure.  Equipped participating agencies utilized Automated License Plate Readers.  Approximately six (6) Variable Message Signs were strategically placed reading “Traffic Enforcement Detail in Effect” – “Obey All Traffic Laws” to raise awareness regarding the enforcement action.

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